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* Linguistics: Podcasts & Apps

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Scholarly Podcasts

lexicon valley podcast logoLexicon Valley is a podcast about language, from pet peeves, syntax, and etymology to neurolinguistics and the death of languages. Hosted by linguist John McWhorter.

 

 

oxford logoUniversity of Oxford Linguistics - Recorded presentations, talks, and more on topics related to language.

Popular Podcasts

the allusionist logoThe Allusionist - The Allusionist scratches the surface of why we say the things we say. English is a big messy mutt of a language, formed by military invasion after military invasion, plus countless tiny idiosyncratic decisions made by its users along the way. The Allusionist is the latest from award-winning host Helen Zaltzman. Based in London, UK. Transcripts available.

 

history of english podcast logoThe History of English Podcast - A chronological history of the English language examined through the lens of historical events that shaped the development and spread of the language from the Eurasian steppe to the entire world. Transcripts available.

 

linguithusiasmLinguithusiasm - A podcast that's enthusiastic about linguistics by Gretchen McCulloch and Lauren Gawne. A weird and deep conversation about language delivered right to your ears the third Thursday of every month.

 

Way with words logoA Way With Words - A fun weekly radio show about language seen through culture, history, and family. Co-hosts Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett talk with callers who have questions and stories about linguistics, old sayings, word histories, etymology, regional dialects, slang, new words, word play, word games, grammar, family expressions, books, literature, writing, and more. 

world in words logoThe World in Words podcast is about language — everything from bilingual education to the globalization of English to Icelandic insults. Hosted by The World's Patrick Cox

Apps

Browzine iconBrowZine allows you to easily find, read, and monitor thousands of scholarly journals available through University of Rochester covering all disciplines. Create an account (free) and save your favorite journals to your bookshelf for easy access! For more info on linguistics-specific journals go here.

 

IPA app iconIPA Phonetics for iPhone & iPad provides a unique and intuitive touch interface for exploring the International Phonetic Alphabet as well as numerous voice qualities and articulations. Download from Apple app store