About This Show
Discovering languages around the world and meeting the people who speak them. As Lindsay Williams of Lindsay Does Languages and husband Ashley travel the globe, they share stories and interviews of the multicultural places they visit, with a focus on the multilingual, bilingual and monolingual people they meet along the way. Perfect for polyglots and armchair travellers alike, this documentary series is essential listening for anyone who loves language learning, travel, or learning about other cultures.
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Episode 10: The Panama Canal
Welcome back to Season 1 of Language Stories. This time we're at the Panama Canal.
Why the Panama Canal?
Trade routes have always played an important role in language development.
I find it fascinating how language can form from these real life short, repetitive exchanges.
So, of course, when visiting the Panama Canal, my mind wasn't thinking "I wonder what type of steel they used for that bit...", more like "Shh...I want to hear what language that tugboat operator is speaking to the captain of that ship!"
The VideoFurther Reading + ResourcesWikipedia - the Wikipedia page about the Canal for a brief history.
Agreement from Panama Canal - the agreements document issued by the Panama Canal with the "Important Notice" at the top.
English Test Guidelines - the English Test Guidelines for jobs at the Panama Canal.
Jobs at the Panama Canal - the list of jobs at the Panama Canal (in Spanish).
No accident: Ancient walnut forests linked to languages, trade routes - an interesting read about research involving languages, trade, and walnuts...
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