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Spanish Para Todos Podcast is designed especially for people who have taken one or two courses in Spanish, perhaps in high school or college, but want to improve their listening and speaking skills. These podcasts are free, and hosted by Dr. Jeff McQuillan, a former professor of applied linguistics and education.
Ghost Echoes is a music history podcast with secret rules. It begins in 1970 and it will proceed up to the present day, discussing one musical recording per episode. Some of them are famous and acclaimed, others utterly obscure. Some are classical, most are pop. The list of recordings that Ghost Echoes will focus on throughout its run is already decided and set in stone, having been chosen in accordance with the podcast’s non-negotiable rules, of which there are three: 1. REDACTED, 2. REDACT ...
Sarah Jilani presents the doctoral research ‘Gender and the Politics of War Historiography in ‘Destination Biafra’ which explores how the Nigerian writer’s novel challenges war historiography through a ‘female perspective’ that scholarship has sometimes overlooked.
Glenn Fulcher presents his last podcast in which he discusses the history of the podcast as well as the history of Language Testing in his 20 years of serving the journal. Posted October 2021
Yuanhang Liu presents her article ‘The Australian Reifungsroman: Reading women’s ageing in Kate Grenville’s The Idea of Perfection and Dorothy Hewett’s Neap Tide. Posted September 2021.
Kavithaa Rajamony presents her article Between Madras and Chennai: Narratives of Belonging in a Post-colonial City. Posted February 2021.
Höne, Christin and Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay discuss Christin’s article Jagadish Chandra Bose and the anticolonial politics of science fiction.
Rūta Šlapkauskaitė and Andrius Ledas discuss Rūta’s article Precariousness, kinship, and care: Becoming human in Claire Cameron’s The Last Neanderthal. Posted December 2020.
Glenn Fulcher discusses the Special Issue on Repeated Test-Taking and Longitudinal Test Score Analysis with guest editor Anthony Green.
Animals, Others, and Postcolonial Ecomasculinities: Nadeem Aslam’s The Blind Man’s Garden
We are an optimistic species. Even in our stories about the end of the world, the world doesn’t actually end. In reality, it will. In the season one finale of Ghost Echoes, we study the apocalypse. Ragnarök. The Great Tribulation. The End. Alas, we're not alone -- we're with Nico. Follow on Facebook | Twitter | Podchaser Music and Sound Notes: -- T…
June Campbell Cramer, known to all as Lady June, was one of the greatest party hosts of her day. She was the connective tissue that held whole musical scene together. She was the counterculture’s landlady. And she was also an artist in her own right. On this episode of Ghost Echoes, we crash a house party and do a bit of psychedelic people watching…
Roxy Music and King Crimson shared a label. They nearly shared a lead singer. And Crimson’s lyricist produced Roxy’s debut album. In this deleted scene from the second episode of Ghost Echoes, we compare and contrast two bands that ought to have been more similar than they were.
On May 28, 1974, the worst orchestra in the world performed at the Royal Albert Hall. That’s not so unusual. The Albert Hall isn’t Carnegie Hall. It’s not an exclusive, prestigious venue where only the greatest may perform. It is simply London’s most historic gathering place. Many strange and marvelous things have happened there, including militant…
After leaving the Velvet Underground, John Cale split his time between state-of-the-art experimental music and sweet symphonic pop. On his fourth solo album, 1974's Fear, those two sides finally converged. In the seventh episode of Ghost Echoes, we learn how and stumble into a revelation involving Velvet Underground's catalogue. Follow on Facebook …
Captain Lockheed and the Starfighters, Hawkwind singer Robert Calvert's 1974 solo debut, has two stories to tell. One of them is about what became of the German air force after World War II. The other is about a young boy who wanted to be a pilot, but ended up a poet instead. In the sixth episode of Ghost Echoes, we receive two postcards from mid-c…
JCL - Rethinking Powers of Political: The National Emergency and the J.P. Movement in Rahi Masoom Raza’s Katra Bi Arzoo
The Portsmouth Sinfonia billed themselves as “indisputably, the worst orchestra in the world.” They have brought joy into the lives of millions. In the fifth episode of Ghost Echoes, we learn about the importance and healing effects of failure. Music and Sound Notes: -- The recording of Vivaldi’s Concerto for two trumpets heard here is NOT Matthew …
It’s a story we’ve been telling for centuries, in spite of the damage it’s caused. The story of the sculptor Pygmalion and his statue Galatea crops up everywhere from Broadway musicals to glam rock records to computer programming. In the fourth episode of Ghost Echoes, we take inventory of Galateas. Music and Sound Notes: -- “In Every Dream Home a …
In the third episode of Ghost Echoes, the secret rules direct us towards a reluctant radical in Robert Wyatt. The eclectic English musician is in good company, though, and you'll find out why as we twist and turn through a number of historical similarities and coincidences. Along the way, we'll also learn that a revolution is not a dinner party. Mu…
The first Roxy Music album brings together a patchwork of inspirations and influences from across the decades. In the second episode of Ghost Echoes, we stroll spontaneously into the movie theatre of the mind and examine a few of them. Here’s looking at you, kid. Music and Sound Notes: - All of the Roxy Music tracks heard here for illustrative purp…
In the inaugural episode of Ghost Echoes, a suffragette reinvents a bawdy theatre, a professor locks his students in a classroom to see what happens, and a piece of avant-garde music with clearly delineated rules inspires a music history podcast with secret rules. Music and Sound Notes: - The music that starts this episode and recurs later is "Para…
Ghost Echoes is the story of music -- and everything else.
Glenn Fulcher interviews Bart Deygers to discuss language assessment literacy in university admission policies
Glenn Fulcher and Judit Kormos explore the field of test accommodations. Read the associated article here. Posted March 2019.
JCL – “Fractured territories: Deterritorializing the contemporary Pakistani novel in English”: Paul Veyret and Trevor Harris discuss Veyret’s recent article on contemporary Pakistani fiction in English. Posted February 2019.
JCL – “An Act of Geographical Violence: Crime, Literature, and the Colonial Compulsion”: Molly Slavin and Benjamin Bergholtz discuss Slavin’s new article on imperialism as an act of geographical violence. Posted February 2019.
JCL – “Reading the whiteness of British Asian literature": Kavita Bhanot discusses her recent article
Language Testing Bytes Podcast Number 27: Glenn Fulcher and Stefanie Wind discuss the evaluation of rating quality.
Language Testing Bytes Podcast Number 26: Professor Glenn Fulcher and Professor Sara Cushing discuss corpus linguistics and language testing
Dr Kenneth Usongo discusses his new research on the significance of magical realism in the novels of Elechi Amadi
Hyacinth Simpson, Kris Singh and Asha Varadharajan discuss Samuel Selvon’s short story “Turning Christian”.
Dr Lisa Lau and Dr Ana Cristina Mendes discuss their new research on “Post-9/11 re-orientalism: Confrontation and conciliation in Mohsin Hamid’s and Mira Nair’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist.”
Associate Professor Anne Collett and Dr Michael Griffiths discuss Dr Griffiths’ new research on ‘“The Fortunate Traveller” in Transit: On a Walcott Manuscript and the Vicissitudes of North and South.’
Professor Glenn Fulcher and Dr Catherine Elder discuss research on LSP Testing for Health Professionals. Posted March 2016
Evaluation of core vocabulary therapy for deaf children: Four treatment case studies
Number of speakers: 2- Glen Fulcher/ Eunice Jang
Glenn Fulcher and Hyejeong Kim discuss assessing aviation English at the University of Leicester
Christina Samuelsson and Charlotta Plejert discuss their article on the use of Conversation Analysis and retrospection in intervention for children with language impairment. Posted March 2015
In this podcast Martin East describes an assessment reform project in New Zealand. Posted January 2014
Sarah Maso and Elise Baker discuss their article about how children with phonological impairment respond to requests for clarification containing polysyllables. Posted November 2014
Fred Davidson and Cary Lin of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign discuss the role of statistics. Posted October 2014
Silke Fricke interviews Blanca Schaefer and Indra Sinka about their article on the development of the New Reynell Developmental Language Scales and of a Multilingual Toolkit for use with children from linguistic and cultural backgrounds other than English, published in Volume 30 Issue 1 of Child Language Teaching and Therapy. Posted July 2014.…
Folkert Kuiken and Ineke Vedder from the University of Amsterdam discuss rater variability in the assessment of speaking and writing in a second language.
In this podcast Ryo Nitta and Fumiyo Nakatsuhara discuss whether providing pre-task planning time impacts upon the scores and talk of test takers in a paired-format speaking test. Posted May 2014.
Jodi Tommerdahl and Cynthia Kilpatrick discuss their paper on the reliability of morphological analyses in language samples.
James Law interviews Nick Riches about his research on treating the passive in children with specific language impairments.
Stephen Bax talks about his paper on eye-tracking and what it can tell us about how successful readers go about processing items and texts in reading tests.
Ofra Inbar, guest editor, talks about the special issue and the growing importance of assessment literacy in language testing.
Paula Winke and Susan Gass talk about rater bias in the assessment of speaking.