National Museum Of Language Podioma

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Sinopsis

A podcast from the programs and people at the National Museum of Language in College Park, Maryland. Topics include languages, the museum, and linguistics. See http://languagemuseum.org for more information

Episodios

  • David Zorc on Language and Culture Part 3

    David Zorc on Language and Culture Part 3

    07/08/2008 Duración: 17min

    Part 3 of a lecture by David Zorc on Language and Culture, sponsored by the National Museum of Language. In this podcast Dr. Zorc discusses the relationship between cultural practices and becoming a part of a language community. He references a number of interesting personal experiences and explores the hierarchy of vocabulary registers, specifically the contrast between 'gutter' language and polite conversation. Connotation and denotation of terms are explained in relation to politically correct language. Dr. Zorc celebrates the diversity of expressions that reflect the pairing of culture and language. This section of the podcast is a fascinating exchange of questions and answers between Dr.Zorc and the audience.

  • David Zorc on Language and Culture

    David Zorc on Language and Culture

    07/08/2008 Duración: 21min

    Part 1 of a lecture by David Zorc on Language and Culture, sponsored by the National Museum of Language. In this podcast Dr. Zorc discusses the relationship between cultural practices and becoming a part of a language community. He references a number of interesting personal experiences and explores the hierarchy of vocabulary registers, specifically the contrast between 'gutter' language and polite conversation. Connotation and denotation of terms are explained in relation to politically correct language. Dr. Zorc celebrates the diversity of expressions that reflect the pairing of culture and language.

  • David Zorc on Language and Culture Part 2

    David Zorc on Language and Culture Part 2

    07/08/2008 Duración: 17min

    Part 2 of a lecture by David Zorc on Language and Culture, sponsored by the National Museum of Language. In this podcast Dr. Zorc discusses the relationship between cultural practices and becoming a part of a language community. He references a number of interesting personal experiences and explores the hierarchy of vocabulary registers, specifically the contrast between 'gutter' language and polite conversation. Connotation and denotation of terms are explained in relation to politically correct language. Dr. Zorc celebrates the diversity of expressions that reflect the pairing of culture and language.

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