In this episode, we talk to Taylor, an American Marketing Professional who grew up with a strong language learning curiosity. Mandarin Chinese was one of her first language loves and one that she has kept in contact with. I am using people analogies because Taylor used them in the interview and it is simply a brilliant way to see the time, energy and commitment that it takes not only to learn a language but to maintain it over the years as well.
We also talked about her other language encounters, food that came with the languages she learned, her favorite language learning YouTube channels and so much language geeky more. Taylor was one of the first people I met on Twitter in the very supportive #Chinese language learning world and I am forever grateful for her encouragement. Thanks Taylor!
-National Geographics Magazine
-Narcos Netflix show
-Stealing Freedom book
-Records of the Grand Historian, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Records_of_the_Grand_Historian
-Collocation and colligation, https://www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/colligation
And lexical bundles, http://sdhanel.com/corpuslinguitics/lexicalbundles.html
-Academic who did the Chinese collocations study and presetntation at Iowa, FIND
-Amanda Tastes (NOT Amanda Eats),
-Mongolian language script, http://www.omniglot.com/writing/mongolian.htm
-Rice dish persian; https://www.unicornsinthekitchen.com/persian-savory-saffron-cake-tahchin/
-Zhihu: (like Quora but in Chinese)
-Chairman’s Bao Chinese reader site: https://www.thechairmansbao.com/
-Yu Hua: Author, “To Live” and “Brothers” (two novels Taylor recommends)
-San Mao; author who wrote many travel oriented novels
-Mo Yan (Author, Taylor recommends NOT to read it until years after learning about the language and culture due to the cultural and linguistic density of his books. )
-HSK 3 test Changing Scripts YouTube video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_luOMPrZZJw&t=3s
-Coursera HSK courses, https://www.coursera.org/courses?query=hsk
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