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Much Language Such Talk

27 EpisodesProduced by MLSTWebsite

Welcome to the Much Language Such Talk podcast! We love languages and know everyone has a connection to the language, or languages!, they speak. Here we're going to talk about the benefits of learning new languages and what it means for you, your brain, and the world!

27 Episodes | 2020 - 2022

S2 E8: ConLangs - David J. Peterson and Jessie Sams

January 20th, 2022


Happy new year everybody!
For this episode, we will talk about language invention! We are delighted to welcome two of the world’s most renowned conlangers, Jessie Sams and David Peterson.

Jessie Sams is a Professor of …

S2 E7: Language as a Human Right - Fernand de Varennes

December 23rd, 2021


This episode is dedicated to Human Rights Day, which we celebrated on Dec 10th.
For this, we have invited a very special guest, and we are honoured to have him with us today: Fernand de Varennes.

Prof. de Varennes was …

S2 E6: Minoritized Languages - Guillem Belmar Viernes

December 9th, 2021


Did you guys know that it’s estimated that half of the world’s 7000 languages are going to be extinct by the end of this century? Have you ever …

S2 E5: Language in Everyday Life - Dr. Isabelle Barth

November 25th, 2021


For today's episode, we have invited Dr. Isabelle Barth. Isabelle is originally from France, and works as a consultant in languages, plurilingual …

S2 E4: Child Bilingualism - Dr. Sharon Unsworth

November 11th, 2021


For this episode, we invited Dr. Sharon Unsworth, who is a lecturer and researcher on second language acquisition at Radboud University in the Netherlands. Her research focuses on how to best raise children bilingually …

S2 E2: Language and Cognition - Prof. Ellen Bialystok

September 30th, 2021


If you have ever studied bilingualism and/or cognition, you will know today's guest, and are probably as excited as we are.
Professor Ellen Bialystok …

S2 E1: Forensic Linguistics - Dr. Nicci MacLeod

September 17th, 2021


Today, we're joined by Dr. Nicci MacLeod. She is a Senior Lecturer in English Language and Linguistics at Northumbria University. She got her PhD …

S1 E17: World Refugee Day - Debora Kayembe

June 17th, 2021


Today’s episode is dedicated this episode to World Refugee Day on June 20th, and we have a very special guest for you, Debora Kayembe.

Debora grew up in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
She …

S1 E16: Languages for All – Thomas Chaurin

June 3rd, 2021


Thomas Chaurin holds a Master’s degree in French as a Foreign Language from the University of Rennes 2. He has an extensive experience in language …

S1 E15: Multilingual Families – Dr. Ute Limacher-Riebold & Korina Topalidou

May 20th, 2021


For the International Day of Families, we have two special guests: Dr. Ute Limacher-Riebold and Korina Topalidou.

Ute is a multilingual Family …

S1 E14: Spanish Language – Dr. Carlos Soler Montes

April 23rd, 2021


Dr. Carlos Soler Montes is a Lecturer at the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures at the University of Edinburgh, where he teaches Hispanic …

S1 E13: Bilingualism & Autism – Dr. Bérengère Digard & Sonny Hallett

April 8th, 2021


In this episode, in honour of World Autism Awareness month, we are joined by Dr Bérengère Digard and Sonny Hallett to talk about Austin and Bilingualism in research and real life.

Dr Bérengère Digard has just finished …

S1 E12: Language, Race & Ethnicity – Nandi Sims

March 25th, 2021


Today we are joined by Nandi Sims. Nandi is a PhD Candidate at The Ohio State University in the Department of Linguistics. Her primary interests lie in language variation and change stemming from situations of ethnic …

S1 E11: Scottish Gaelic – Prof. Rob Dunbar

March 11th, 2021


Welcome to another episode of Much Language Such Talk. Today, we are joined by Prof. Rob Dunbar of the University of Edinburgh. Prior to assuming the Chair of Celtic at Edinburgh in June 2013, he was Senior Research …

S1 E10: Language and Identity – Dr. Katerina Strani

February 25th, 2021


In this episode, we are joined by Dr. Katerina Strani who is an Associate Professor and Head of Cultural Studies at the Department of Languages and …

S1 E9: Byelingual: Attrition – Prof. Monika Schmid

February 11th, 2021


In this episode, we are joined by Prof. Monika S. Schmid from the University of Essex. Monika obtained her PhD in English Linguistics in 2000 from the Heinrich-Heine Universität Düsseldorf. The topic of her thesis was

S1 E8: Basque – Prof. Itziar Laka

January 28th, 2021


In this episode, we talk with Professor Itziar Laka,  a researcher at the Department of Linguistics and Basque Studies, and the director of The Bilingual Mind research group at the University of the Basque Country. …

S1 E7: Language Education and Discrimination – Dr. Ania Byerly

January 14th, 2021


Dr. Ania Byerly is a Senior Teaching Fellow in Language Education at the Moray House School of Education and Sport, University of Edinburgh. She has …

MLST 2020 outtakes

December 23rd, 2020


2020 really has been a year like no other, but we managed to start a podcast!
Each of us at MLST has had such a great time getting to meet new people, learn new things about language learning, and figuring out that …

S1 E6: Language Disorders – Dr. Vicky Chondrogianni

December 9th, 2020


Dr Vicky Chondrogianni is a Senior Lecturer in Bilingualism at the University of Edinburgh and the Programme Director in Bilingual Development and Developmental language disorders at Bilingualism Matters.

Prior to …

S1 E5: Accent Positivity – Dr. Ella Jeffries

November 26th, 2020


In this episode, we are joined by Dr. Ella Jeffries, a lecturer in linguistics at the University of Essex, and her research interests lie in the …

S1 E4: Lingo Flamingo – Robbie Norval

November 11th, 2020


In this episode, we talk with Robbie Norval, a social entrepreneur who founded the organisation Lingo Flamingo in 2015. He is passionate about empowering individuals, especially those with cognitive impairments, and …

S1 E3: The women who keep Bilingualism Matters rolling – Dr. Katarzyna Przybycien & Christy Brewster

October 29th, 2020


In this episode, we talk with the two members of staff at the Edinburgh Bilingualism Matters (BM) office, Dr. Katarzyna (Kat) Przybycien and Christy Brewster. Before joining BM, both Kat and Christy were navigating …

S1 E2: Sign Languages – Dr. Helen Koulidobrova

October 14th, 2020


In this episode, we talk with Dr. Helen Koulidobrova who is an Associate Professor in Applied Linguistics in the Department of English and Director …

S1 E1: Bilingualism Matters – Prof. Antonella Sorace

September 30th, 2020


In our first-ever episode, we interview Prof. Antonella Sorace. Antonella Sorace is Professor of Developmental Linguistics at the University of Edinburgh. She is a world-leading authority and has published widely in the …

Introducing... Much Language Such Talk!

September 25th, 2020


Welcome to the Much Language Such Talk podcast! We love languages and know everyone has a connection to the language or languages(!) they speak. Here we're going to talk about the benefits of learning new languages and …

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