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Bonus #31 - Behind the scenes on Because Internet (Q&A)

Bonus #31 - Behind the scenes on Because Internet (Q&A): Our cohost Gretchen McCulloch wrote a book about internet linguistics (in case you haven’t heard haha) which hit the New York Times bestseller list the first week it was out! We’ve been enjoying seeing all your posts and photos about Because Internet – it is very much thanks to all your preorders and regular orders that it’s been doing so well! In this bonus episode,...

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Transcript Episode 35: Putting sounds into syllables is like putting toppings on a burger

This is a transcript for Lingthusiasm Episode 35: Putting sounds into syllables is like putting toppings on a burger. It’s been lightly edited for readability. Listen to the episode here or wherever you get your podcasts. Links to studies mentioned and further reading can be found on the Episode 35 show notes page.[Music] Gretchen: Welcome to Lingthusiasm, a podcast that’s enthusiastic about linguistics! I’m Gretchen McCulloch....

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Lingthusiasm Episode 35: Putting sounds into syllables is like...

Lingthusiasm Episode 35: Putting sounds into syllables is like putting toppings on a burger Sometimes a syllable is jam-packed with sounds, like the single-syllable word “strengths”. Other times, a syllable is as simple as a single vowel or consonant+vowel, like the two syllables in “a-ha!” It’s kind of like a burger: you might pack your burger with tons of toppings, or go as simple as a patty by itself on a plate, but...

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Lingthusiasm Episode 34: Emoji are Gesture Because InternetEmoji...

Lingthusiasm Episode 34: Emoji are Gesture Because InternetEmoji make a lot of headlines, but what happens when you actually drill down into the data for how people integrate emoji into our everyday messages? It turns out that how we use emoji has a surprising number of similarities with how we use gesture. In this episode of Lingthusiasm, your hosts Lauren Gawne and Gretchen McCulloch get enthusiastic about emoji, and how gesture...