A weekly interview podcast about the languages of the world and the linguists who study them. Topics include specific languages, language families, unique structures. It’s upbeat, informative, and fun for linguists and language-lovers everywhere!
Episode 21: Matheus Freitas, part 1, on the vowels of Brazilian Portuguese
In this episode, Lisa returns after a time away, just in time to talk to Matheus Freitas of the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais about the vowels of Brazilian Portuguese, how they work, how they are unique, and how they are changing.
Episode 20: Amanda Lafleur, part 3, more on what makes Louisiana French unique
In this episode, we return after vacation and finish our discussion with Amanda Lafleur about Louisiana French. It's a fun - and funny! - episode, and we think you'll enjoy listening.
Episode 19: Amanda Lafleur, part 2, on peculiarities in Louisiana French and Creole
This week we continue our conversation with Amanda Lafleur about Louisiana French. The first part of our conversation focused on the development of the Dictionary of Louisiana French. In this second episode, we are joined by a colleague, Nathan Wendt, who studies Louisiana Creole, and we begin talking about some of the unique words and structures of Louisiana French and Louisiana Creole.
Episode 18: Amanda Lafleur, part 1, on the development of the Dictionary of Louisiana French
This week we continue our conversation about Louisiana French with the first of three episodes taken from our interview with Amanda Lafleur. Dr Ancelet's interview was about the socio-historical context, while our discussion with Amanda gets more into the actual features of Louisiana French. The first third of the interview talks about the development of the Dictionary of Louisiana French and many of the dynamics involved.
Episode 17: Barry Ancelet, part 3, on the future of Louisiana French
This week, we finish our discussion with Barry Ancelet. We turn to the future of Louisiana French, how it’s expressing itself, and the positive signs that there is a bright future ahead for French in Louisiana. PHOTO CREDIT: Philip Gould
Episode 16: Barry Ancelet, part 2, on Louisiana French identity and literacy
This week we continue our conversation on Louisiana French with Dr. Barry Ancelet, noted folklorist and expert in Cajun culture. We talk about the differences between Louisiana French and Modern Standard French, how they developed independently, and the historical efforts to preserve Louisiana French by writing it and teaching it.
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