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312: Don't Learn Grammar Before You Really Need It | TROLL 004

Click here to see the Full Blog Post Click here to see the full YouTube video Welcome to the my new series The Rules Of Language Learning. In these videos, you'll learn my best tips and ideas for le

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311: Will I remember my childhood language?

Adriana asks: Do I have an advantage in language learning from my Italian as a child? In Today's Episode: Yes! Your brain formedin Italian, so there's no way the language isn't still in there somewh

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364: Mailbag of R-R-R-R

The questions never stop, and neither do we. What's the past tense of yeet, and why is English past tense so strange? Can etymology help you spell rhythm? Should French teachers have to speak with a P

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The First Language

Michael Rosen asks what the earliest language was and how it evolved. Michael joins linguist Dr Laura Wright on a journey to meet our ancestors to discover the primal



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Episode 009: Science Fiction in Translation

An interview with translator and editor Rachel S. Cordasco on the specific challenges presented by translating science fiction and speculative fiction. Mohammed and Rachel discuss geopolitical shifts

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Coast is Clear (Rebroadcast) - 20 May 2019

In the military, if you've lost the bubble, then you can't find your bearings. The term first referred to calibrating the position of aircraft and submarines. And the phrase the coast is clear may

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Living the Dream! Get Paid to Learn Languages (with Paul Kaye, EU Language Officer)

Learning a language gives you a huge career advantage over others who don't have a language. One example is working for the EU, one of the world's largest international could the EU

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No hasi ko’i pendeu

Carrie and Megan talk with Keisha Wiel, PhD student at Temple University, about Papiamentu, a creole spoken in the an indie podcast with limited resources, so we could really use your


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310: Study At Your Desk With The Door Closed | TROLL 003

Click here to see the Full Blog Post Click here to see the full YouTube video Welcome to the my new series The Rules Of Language Learning. In these videos, you'll learn my best tips and ideas for le

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19.05.2019 Grisetaklinger og elegante fornærmelser

Det florerer av personangrep i den offentlige debatten, fra hvermansen til Det hvite hus. Men hvordan fungerer grisetaklinger og elegante fornærmelser som retorisk grep? Mat og kropp er tema i dag,

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32: You heard about it but I was there - Evidentiality

Sometimes, you know something for sure. You were there. You witnessed it. And you want to make sure that anyone who hears about it from you knows that you’re a direct source. Other times, you weren’t

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309: Any tips for learning sign language?

Alex asks: Do you have any tips for learning sign language? In Today's Episode: Some principles from spoken languages should transfer to sign language: Study more frequently Practise using the langu


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Why Do Some Americans Say Warshed?

The letter R has a habit of intruding on spoken English. How come?Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com

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363: Talking Race (with Jessi Grieser)

What happens to language when newcomers move in? Language isn't just for communication —it also signals membership in a group, and this is especially clear in a gentrifying community in Washington DC.

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Romani

Damian Le Bas talks to Michael Rosen about the Romani language and his experience with using it. Damian is the author of The Stopping Places: A Journey Through Gypsy Beth O'Dea

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Niblings and Nieflings - 13 May 2019

How do actors bring Shakespeare's lines to life so that modern audiences immediately understand the text? One way is to emphasize the names of people and places at certain points. That technique is ca



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