Video & Audio

Sunday, May 13th, 2012 @ 10:52PM

Lee Ballard on Phonology

Lee Ballard is interviewed by fellow graduate student and FLA Editor, Tyler McPeek. Ballard discusses his specialty, phonology, parallels between music and linguistics, optimality theory, and his University of Florida, Spring 2010 Masters Thesis topic.

Sunday, May 13th, 2012 @ 10:32PM

Dong-yi Lin on Kavalan and Austronesian Languages

Dong-yi Lin is interviewed by fellow University of Florida graduate students and FLA Editors, Lee Ballard and Tyler McPeek. Mr. Lin discusses his motivations for specializing in the Kavalan language and Austronesian languages generally.

Sunday, May 13th, 2012 @ 10:30PM

Evelyn Johnson on Language Encounters through Travel & American Southern Dialects

Lee Ballard interviews his grandmother, Ms. Evelyn Johnson, on her encounters with different languages as a traveler and missionary abroad, as well as her views on and familiarity with different American southern dialects. Enjoy the down-home sound of Ms. Johnson’s very own charming southern accent!

Sunday, May 13th, 2012 @ 10:29PM

Virginia Ballard on Her Extensive Experience as a Public School French Language Teacher

FLA Editor Lee Ballard has two grandmothers, one from his mother’s side and one from his father’s side, who knew?! In this interview, Lee interviews his second grandmother of the holiday season, learning something of the importance of prescriptive grammar from the perspective of an old school public school teacher of the French language in America. Virginia Ballard hailed from a family of school teachers and shares her opinions and views on the importance of language education with us. Let’s listen up (insert crack of wooden blackboard pointer on your desk here) young men and women! Insights and wisdom abound! Bow to the Old School Noam Chomsky!!

Saturday, May 5th, 2012 @ 10:53PM

Jaffer Sharief on Multilingualism

Jaffer Sharief sits down with FLA Editor Lee Ballard to discuss his experiences growing up in a hyper-multilingual environment in Bangalore, India. Perspectives on life as a masters student in America and encounters with American accents and dialects are covered, as well as Sharief’s thoughts on multilingualism generally.

Monday, February 20th, 2012 @ 11:06PM

Beginner’s Guide to Phonetics (Part 4)

FLA Editor Lee Ballard gives an introduction to phonetics. This segment is devoted to the phonetics of languages besides English.

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