Different languages have different ways of dividing up the possible sounds of human speech. They also have different rules for how those sounds relate to and interact with one other. This means they have different phonologies. In this episode, your language guide Emily (linguist, PhD), is taking you on a journey into the fascinating field of phonology. You’ll leave knowing what phonology is, how sound systems work, and why it all matters.
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Emily Sabo (PhD, University of Michigan) is a linguist at Mango Languages. A Pittsburgh native, her areas of specialization are the social and cognitive factors that impact bilingual language processing. Having studied 7 languages and lived in various countries abroad, she sees multilingualism -- and the cultural diversity that accompanies it -- as the coolest of superpowers. Complementary to her work at Mango, Emily is a Lecturer of Spanish at the University of Tennessee, a Producer of the “We Are What We Speak’ docuseries, and get this...a storytelling standup comedian!
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