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The podcast about linguistic discrimination. Learn about how we judge other people's speech as a sneaky way to be racist, sexist, classist, etc. Carrie and Megan teach you how to stop being an accidental jerk. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/support
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Use People's Pronouns

Use People's Pronouns

2021-02-2857:09

Carrie and Megan talk with Ártemis López about queer and trans translation and interpretation, indirect and direct non-binary language and Spanish non-binary morphemes. On the word wet market Ártemis's Medium article on accessibility --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/support
Megan and Carrie talk with Kory Stamper, lexicographer extraordinaire, about lexicography, her experience on the History of Swear Words, and her favourite swear word. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/support
Abso-2020-lutely

Abso-2020-lutely

2020-12-2842:541

Carrie and Megan discuss the nominations and winners of the American Dialect Society's Word of the Year for 2020. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/support
Carrie and Megan discuss Yamiche Alcindor's "ungrammatical sentences" and Latinx/Latine supposedly ruining Dem's electoral chances. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/support
Trumped Up Masculinity

Trumped Up Masculinity

2020-10-2757:43

Carrie and Megan talk with Dr. Norma Mendoza-Denton  Professor of Anthropology at UCLA, about her new edited book, Language in the Trump Era. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/support
Sounds about White

Sounds about White

2020-09-2857:10

Megan and Carrie talk with JPB Gerald, host of Unstandardized English, a podcast about language teaching, race, and whiteness, EdD student and adult educator about whiteness in language education.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/support
Carrie and Megan talk with Dr. Katherine D. Kinzler, Professor of Psychology at the University of Chicago, about her new book How You Say It: Why You Talk the Way You Do—And What It Says About You. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/support
Megan and Carrie talk with Dr. Anne Charity Hudley, Professor of Linguistics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, about how to dismantle white supremacy in linguistics. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/support
Third Time's the Charm

Third Time's the Charm

2020-08-0341:12

It's the Fries 3 year anniversary! Carrie and Megan respond to listener voicemails about linguistic discrimination.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/support
Creating Puentes

Creating Puentes

2020-07-1858:31

Megan and Carrie discuss the letter to the LSA and then talk with Dr. Marie-Eve Monette, founder of Creating Puentes, about the importance of translation and interpretation services and her life as a French speaker living in the US. Links: https://endangeredlanguagesproject.github.io/COVID-19/ https://remezcla.com/culture/coronavirus-resource-kit-ayuda-en-espanol/ https://www.wired.com/story/covid-language-translation-problem/?fbclid=IwAR1wWOhsOe0a6TO-a1-0sQpf5PwqSoL1CUrWoryAR2kkbO6Xhx2b2DHbuuQ https://www.oregonlive.com/coronavirus/2020/07/amid-lincoln-county-covid-outbreak-community-partners-work-to-reach-indigenous-guatemalan-community.html --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/support
Reid between the Lines

Reid between the Lines

2020-06-1501:00:49

Carrie and Megan talk with Dr. Marianne Mason, newly minted Associate Professor of Spanish at James Madison University, about police interviews, the Reid technique, and linguistics and the law. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/support
Carrie and Megan talk with Dr. Linet Mera, co-founder of the Unconscious Bias Project, and Lucretia Iruela, consultant to the UBP, about unconscious bias and the Project. You can help the UBP here (fundraiser on May 14) New COVID online resources  On May 23rd, you can join their Shelter in Space Dance Party & Benefit - a Community party for #TogetherAgainstBias series --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/support
Chaos and Order

Chaos and Order

2020-04-2852:48

Megan and Carrie talk with David Bowles, a Mexican-American author from south Texas who teaches at the University of Texas Río Grande Valley, about Classical Nahuatl and the culture of the people who spoke it. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/support
Read between the Vines

Read between the Vines

2020-04-1352:34

Carrie and Megan talk with Kendra Calhoun, graduate student at the University of California, Santa Barbara, about anti-hegemonic racial humor on Vine. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/support
Megan talks with Dr. Nelson Flores, Associate Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, and Dr. Jonathan Rosa, Associate Professor at Stanford, about the bilingual brain, semilingualism, and why people keep confusing them for the other. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/support
Linguistic Injustice

Linguistic Injustice

2020-03-1650:42

Megan and Carrie talk with Dr. Sharese King, postdoctoral fellow at the University of Chicago, about Rachel Jeantel and her treatment by the justice system and the media during the George Zimmerman trial. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/support
What's in a Name?

What's in a Name?

2020-03-0255:09

Carrie and Megan talk to Dr. Laurel MacKenzie, Assistant Professor at NYU, about all things names. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/support
Cheaper than Therapy

Cheaper than Therapy

2020-02-1757:32

Megan and Carrie chat with Dr. Anna Marie Trester, founder of Career Linguist, about the importance of linguistics to the workplace. (Employers: you need us!) We’re an indie podcast with limited resources, so we could really use   your support. You can set up a monthly recurring donation at patreon.com/.   The $5 a month level gives you access to our monthly bonus episode, as   well as a Vocal Fries sticker and a shout out on the podcast! But you   can contribute as little as $2 a month and have our undying gratitude! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/support
Wikitongues

Wikitongues

2020-02-0357:13

Carrie and Megan talk with Daniel Bogre Udell, cofounder of Wikitongues, about language documentation and revitalization. We’re an indie podcast with limited resources, so we could really use  your support. You can set up a monthly recurring donation at patreon.com/.  The $5 a month level gives you access to our monthly bonus episode, as  well as a Vocal Fries sticker and a shout out on the podcast! But you  can contribute as little as $2 a month and have our undying gratitude! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/support
Practice Makes Easier

Practice Makes Easier

2020-01-1351:58

Megan and Carrie talk with Dr. Melissa Baese-Berk, Associate Professor at the University of Oregon, about native and non-native English and the different levels of effort required to understand each. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/support
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Jacqueline Albin

This is a really informative, fun podcast that I've been binging all week. Though I admit, it's made me kind of hyper-aware of how I talk haha. Anyway, glad I found it!

Jan 29th
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Margaret Gardner

dinnae be an arse hole!

Aug 29th
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Lauren Shaw

You guys are fantastic! I've been looking for a podcast on this topic for ages, and I'm really enjoying yours so far. Good mix of topics and v accessible discussion!

Dec 24th
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