Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Listen Up

You don't have to revise with reading and writing alone; there are loads of podcasts and downloads that cover topics and discussions relevant to AS and A level English Language. I've been collating a few of these for my students, so here are some to listen to.

This Radio 4 programme about Cockney changing and dying out is really good for language change & variation.

Lexicon Valley is a regular linguistics podcast. Have a look here for a list of recent episodes.

Lingthusiasm is a new linguistics podcast and you can find out more here.

Michael Rosen's Word of Mouth on Radio 4 has loads of good programmes about language and a few are listed here:

American English: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08g5533
Language pedantry and discourses: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05qgch7
Child language & interaction: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05077ks
Office jargon & occupational English: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03phrwl
Baby Talk and language development: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03mfwjz

Black British English vs MLE

The latest episode of Lexis is out and it features an interview with Ife Thompson about lots of issues connected to Black British English, i...