The Shaping of Language on iTunes U from La Trobe University

La Trobe University in Australia is offering an interesting podcast on iTunes U that just became available this summer (or winter, depending on where you are). The Shaping of Language is about “the relationship between the structures of languages and their social, cultural, historical and natural environments.”  Looks like they’ve been updating it every week since the semester started in late July and they provide PDF handouts along with the mp3s.

The Research Centre for Linguistic Typology also has another podcast on iTunes U about the documentation and analysis of “the linguistic structures of endangered and previously undescribed or under-described languages.”

Just searching for linguistics, I also came across a few other interesting podcasts, such as Center for World Languages by UCLA and University of Arizona’s Introduction to Linguistics and Linguistics Lectures.

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Why is Jennie no longer in France?

I created this blog in September 2006 when I moved to France from Michigan to teach English. Many of the earlier posts are about my personal life in France, dealing with culture shock, traveling in Europe and becoming fluent in French. In July 2011, I relocated to Australia to start my PhD in Applied Linguistics. Although I am no longer living in France, my research is on foreign language pedagogy and I teach French at a university so these themes appear most often on the blog. I also continue to post about traveling and being an American abroad.

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