29 episodes

Welcome to Paul Meier's free, monthly "In a Manner of Speaking" podcasts, which he began in February 2018. Each podcast tackles a topic related to the spoken word, including idiolects, news reading, pragmatics, code-switching, Original Pronunciation, phonetics, dialect clichés and stereotypes, and dialects of indigenous peoples.

Paul also invites guests, such as renowned linguist David Crystal, indigenous-speech expert Eric Armstrong, Audie Award-winning audiobook narrators Tavia Gilbert and Julia Whelan, and renowned dialect coaches and designers Jim Johnson and Amy Stoller.

(Bach's Cello Suite #1 in G Major BMV 1007 Prelude (by Ivan Dolgunov) courtesy of Jamendo Licensing.)

In a Manner of Speaking Paul Meier

    • Performing Arts
    • 4.5, 11 Ratings

Welcome to Paul Meier's free, monthly "In a Manner of Speaking" podcasts, which he began in February 2018. Each podcast tackles a topic related to the spoken word, including idiolects, news reading, pragmatics, code-switching, Original Pronunciation, phonetics, dialect clichés and stereotypes, and dialects of indigenous peoples.

Paul also invites guests, such as renowned linguist David Crystal, indigenous-speech expert Eric Armstrong, Audie Award-winning audiobook narrators Tavia Gilbert and Julia Whelan, and renowned dialect coaches and designers Jim Johnson and Amy Stoller.

(Bach's Cello Suite #1 in G Major BMV 1007 Prelude (by Ivan Dolgunov) courtesy of Jamendo Licensing.)

    Episode 29 (Ritual Speech)

    Episode 29 (Ritual Speech)

    For the June 2020 edition of the podcast, Paul discusses ritual speech, which can include oaths, vows, blessings, mantras, curses, spells, formal prayers, invocations, religious worship, opening ceremonies, atonements, coronations, inaugurations,  declarations of sovereignty, and formal sentencings of the convicted defendant in criminal courts.

    • 30 min
    Episode 28 (Russian Language & Accents)

    Episode 28 (Russian Language & Accents)

    May's podcast focuses on the Russian language and Russian accents, and features Professor Curtis Ford. Curt and Paul discuss the challenges Russians face when speaking English and the challenges English-speaking actors face when playing Russian characters. Visit the May 2020 podcast page at PaulMeier.com for more information on Curt's projects.

    • 38 min
    Episode 27 (Secret Languages)

    Episode 27 (Secret Languages)

    As we practice social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic, Paul explores the power of the spoken word and the necessity of communication, specifically the importance of secret languages such as Polari, Ob, Pig-Latin, Efe, Pe, and Verlan.

    • 34 min
    Episode 26 (Spanishes)

    Episode 26 (Spanishes)

    For the March 2020 episode, Paul talks to Micha Espinosa, a vocal coach, artist, activist, IDEA associate editor, and professor of voice and acting at Arizona State University. Micha and Paul discuss various topics related to the Spanish language, including Spanish linguistics and dialects, and Hispanic, Latino/a/x, and Chicano culture and identity.

    • 35 min
    Episode 25 (Tongues of Scotland)

    Episode 25 (Tongues of Scotland)

    February's podcast focuses on Scotland, specifically all its rich dialects, accents, and languages. Paul's guest is Professor Ros Steen. For more about information about Professor Steen, visit her IDEA profile at https://www.dialectsarchive.com/ros-steen. You will find transcripts of the passages she speaks on this page (if you're accessing the podcast at PaulMeier.com). If you're listening to this podcast on a podcast channel, go to https://www.paulmeier.com/2020/01/02/episode-25-tongues/of/scotland.

    • 38 min
    Episode 24 (Dialect-Coaching Film & TV)

    Episode 24 (Dialect-Coaching Film & TV)

    Paul's first guest of 2020 is renowned dialect coach Jill McCullough. Co-author of the popular "Comma Gets a Cure" elicitation passage and dialect coach to dozens of film and television actors, Jill is one of the top professionals in her field. She and Paul discuss all things related to accent and dialect coaching for the entertainment industry.

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

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Thank-you so much for this podcast. It compliments your site and materials very well.

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Tedious

It is impossible to listen to learn when every syllable he says takes long seconds to produce. Truly. Please make the focus learning and not YOUR presentation. I have given this podcast every chance because I love to hear and learn accents...I now cringe while waiting to hear something interesting.

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