The Language Matters Podcast
Weight discrimination

Weight discrimination

May 31, 2022

Katherine shares her research on how weight discrimination affects the workplace.

Words have energy

Words have energy

May 10, 2022

Vivian shares the impact of the words we use and encourages us to be mindful in our interactions.

Effective Communication

Effective Communication

November 24, 2021

Dr. Amelia and I talk about what effective communication and how critical it is for the workplace.

Gendered Language/ Communication

Gendered Language/ Communication

September 23, 2021

In conversation with Professor Erez Levon about the assumptions and expectations of speech and its effect particularly women in the workplace.

You can find more about Professor Levon at:

http://erezlevon.com

Cultural diversity

Cultural diversity

September 14, 2021

In conversation with Peter Mousaferiadis of Diversity Atlas about the importance of cultural infusion at the workplace.

Language at work

Language at work

August 6, 2021

Have you ever wondered why language is underestimated in business and the workplace? Many of us don’t unfortunately and it is not surprising because it is an integral part of our lives. Consequently, we tend to oversimplify its role and function and research shows that this is far from the truth.

This episode shows that the meaning of words are not universal and highlights the consequences of miscommunication at the workplace.

Inclusive language

Inclusive language

May 4, 2021

This conversation is all about inclusive language with a focus on sexuality and gender.

Ynda Jas is a language, gender, and sexuality researcher and they discuss their lived experience and share details on good starting points.

"Context matters.

 

Race and language

Race and language

April 9, 2021

In this episode, Vijay explains the interaction between language and race and highlights the additional labour that speakers with other accents undergo in the workplace. In a nutshell "language and race are not separate."

Tool box for understanding how language works

Tool box for understanding how language works

March 9, 2021

In a discussion with Professor Veronika Koller about the importance of understanding how language works in the workplace. Benefits include improved communication and productivity at the workplace.

Linguistic inequality

Linguistic inequality

February 22, 2021

In this episode, we talk about linguistic inequality in the workplace. My guest is Dr. Hui Zhao, who is interested in the interaction between language and identity. 

 

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