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Asking "What is linguistics?" and answering with what it looks like out in the world, starting with the linguists at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington.

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Asking "What is linguistics?" and answering with what it looks like out in the world, starting with the linguists at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington.

    S3E5. Delving into the Wonders of CoLang with Yukaiya Nomoto

    S3E5. Delving into the Wonders of CoLang with Yukaiya Nomoto

    A big question we, as linguistics students, have often pondered on is, "what is a way I can be better involved in the linguistics community as a student of linguistics?" Lucky for us, we have a fellow student who is able to give us personal insight regarding our question! Join us this time as we sit down with fellow linguistics student, Yukaiya Nomoto, to discuss his experiences participating in CoLang, the Institute of Collaborative Research, this past Summer 2022. We had a great discussing the structure of the conference itself, as well as Yukayia's project on his native Japanese dialect of Tosa-Ben.

    This project is developed and hosted by linguistics students Emma Ahmann and Jen Ruskauff with special help from Niko Attebery and Sage Moore.

    Transcript Written by: Sage Moore

    Link to our page on Yukaiya's trip to CoLang!

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    • 32 min
    S3E4. Decoding the Meaning behind a Cats Meow

    S3E4. Decoding the Meaning behind a Cats Meow

    We obviously discuss the ways in which humans communicate and express themselves rather frequently, but have you ever thought about how animals communicate or if they use language at all? Lucky for you, we have too! Join us this time to hear about a few animals we chose to research and how linguistics can relate to scientific studies such as marine biology! What does it really mean when a cat meows, and how do marine mammals like whales and dolphins communicate? Find out with us! 

    This project is developed and hosted by linguistics students Emma Ahmann, Niko Hudeček, and Jen Ruskauff with special help from Niko Attebery and Sage Moore.

    Transcript Written by: Sage Moore

    *Link to Resources*

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    • 37 min
    S3E3. The Eternal Struggles of a Second Language Learner

    S3E3. The Eternal Struggles of a Second Language Learner

    Many linguistics students study languages different from their mother tongue, or native language, but what exactly does that look like? Well... It's really hard! If you think about it, learners of language are constantly trying to rewire their brains from unconscious native language knowledge. Join us this time as we discuss the eternal struggle of being a second language learner, and how we constantly work to overcome these difficulties.

    This project is developed and hosted by linguistics students Emma Ahmann, Niko Hudeček, and Jen Ruskauff with special help from Niko Attebery and Sage Moore.

    Transcript Written by: Sage Moore

    Link to Resources

    Stay up to date with the WWU Department of Linguistics!

    Website | Instagram

    Music: "Downtown Walk" by FSM Team feat.

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    • 39 min
    S3E2. Let's Talk Grad School!

    S3E2. Let's Talk Grad School!

    It's November which means applications to Graduate Schools across America are coming up on their due dates! Are you thinking about going to grad-school or are just curious about how the application process works? Join us as we talk about our current struggles applying for grad-school, and how we've navigated the process with very helpful resources!



    This project is developed and hosted by linguistics students Emma Ahmann, Niko Hudeček, and Jen Ruskauff with special help from Niko Attebery and Sage Moore.

    Transcript Written by: Sage Moore

    Stay up to date with the WWU Department of Linguistics!

    Website | Instagram

    Music: "Downtown Walk" by FSM Team feat.

    Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com

    Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License

    • 38 min
    S3E1. A Spooky Scary Linguistic Halloween!

    S3E1. A Spooky Scary Linguistic Halloween!

    Welcome to the first episode of the Podling, Season Three! Happy spooky season everyone! In this episode we discussed some aspects of Sociolinguistics that is found or used in horror movies. We each prepared our own research, whose citations you can find below, about some ways that linguistics is used to influence an audience in films, specifically horror films. 



    Disclaimer(s): This topic includes spoilers to the following films: Get Out and Us by Jordan Peele. Please do not listen to this episode if this is something that is important to you. The contents of this episode do not reflect the views, opinions, or general beliefs of Western Washington University or the WWU Linguistics Department.



    This project is developed and hosted by linguistics students Emma Ahmann, Niko Hudeček, and Jen Ruskauff with special help from Niko Attebery and Sage Moore.

     Transcript Written by: Sage Moore

    List of Resources Used in this Episode!

    Stay up to date with the WWU Department of Linguistics!

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    • 32 min
    Trailer: We're Back! Welcome to Season 3!

    Trailer: We're Back! Welcome to Season 3!

    Welcome back to the Podling! This season we have some new voices along with some familiar ones, as we continue our talk as to what Linguistics is! Tune in this season for conversations on how Linguistics is applied to the “real world” in different career paths or studies, as well as interviews, and linguistic activities!

    This project is developed and hosted by linguistics students Emma Ahmann, Niko Hudeček, and Jen Ruskauff with special help from Niko Attebery and Sage Moore.

    Stay up to date with the WWU Department of Linguistics!

    Transcript Written by: Sage Moore

    Website | Instagram

    Music: "Downtown Walk" by FSM Team feat.
    Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com
    Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License

    • 2 min

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