#069 | Sara Maria Hasbun on the Psychology of Language Learning

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Sara Maria Hasbun, founder of Meridian Linguistics, shares about psycholinguistics, working in the language industry, and “extreme” language learning.

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Some of the topics brought up during the interview are:

  • Choosing which language to learn
  • Learning languages in diverse language families
  • Studying psycholinguistics
  • Dialect and accent in sign languages
  • Living in different countries and learning the languages
  • Differences between a polyglot and a linguist
  • Learning a language with few resources
  • Why fluency doesn’t need to be the end goal for learning a language
  • Deciding when to learn a new language and when to focus on past languages
  • Technology and language
  • Balancing entrepreneurship in languages with language learning
  • Using accountability systems for motivation
  • Rote learning and its benefits
  • Combatting the boring aspects of language learning with tricks and bribes
  • Lessons from living abroad
  • “Extreme” language learning

Podcast theme: “A New Beginning” by Shannon Kennedy

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