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A podcast about linguistics, languages, and language researchers. Discover the magical world of Linguistics by listening to actual researchers in the field! Some of the podcasts are in Italian and are designed for those of you who wanna learn/practice their listening skills in Italian. For further info, requests, suggestions, and complaints: theitalianlinguist@gmail.com

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6. Italian Pill: La Superstizione

In this episode I will describe some Italian superstitions and also some places that "bring luck". The podcast is in Italian. Check my website for extra material to develop your Italian skills!  


5 Apr 2021

Rank #1

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7. Italian Pill: Le festività in Italia

In this episode I will talk about national (religious and non-religious) holidays in Italy. 


30 Mar 2021

Rank #2

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5. Meet the Linguist: Forensic Linguistics with Lucia Busso

In this episode of "Meet the Linguist" I interviewed Dr. Lucia Busso whose work focuses on the complexity of legal texts. We discussed the role(s) and the scope(s) of Forensic Linguistics, of what kind of texts and techniques can be used in this research field and its relevance for our modern and democratic societies. 


9 Jun 2020

Rank #3

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4. Meet the Linguist: American Heritage Norwegian with Yvonne van Baal.

In this first "Meet the Linguist" podcast series I interviewed Dr. Yvonne van Baal. We talked about Norwegian in Norway and ... in the USA!  We discussed the role of heritage language and linguistics, the relation with (and the differences from) bilingualism, and the special role played by Compositional Definiteness in Norwegian grammar. This podcast is in English. 


8 Jun 2020

Rank #4

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3. Italian Pill: Che cos'è la linguistica?

In questo podcast rispondo alla fatidica domanda: "Ah, studi linguistica! Quindi quante lingue parli?".  In this podcast I will talk about Linguistics. What is it? What do linguists do? How and Why? This podcast is in Italian. 


28 Apr 2020

Rank #5

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2. Italian Pill: Due italiani famosi

Italian Pill: In this podcast I talk about two great figures in Italian history: Francesco d'Assisi and Giuseppe Garibaldi. The podcast is in Italian. 


28 Apr 2020

Rank #6

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1.2 General Introduction (English)

In this first podcast you'll find a general description of the channel and of what kind of podcasts you will find here. 


28 Apr 2020

Rank #7

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1. Introduzione generale (Italian)

This is a general introduction (in Italian) to the channel and to the topics covered in the podcasts.  Questa è una introduzione generale (in Italiano) al canale e alle tematiche trattate nei podcast. 


21 Apr 2020

Rank #8