“Language is the center of everything I do.” -David Moser. David’s Twitter bio says that he is a Sinologist, Linguist, Jazz Pianist and Author of "A Billion Voices: China's Search for a Common Language" but what it does not say (most likely due to understandable platform space constraints) is the thread of curiosity that permeates everything he does.
That curiosity is infectious and one of the reasons why we are pleased to say that he has agreed to become a repeat guest on the Changing Scripts part of the Geopats Podcast. We need time and space to dig into the linguistic, psychological and motivational topics that we started to cover in this conversation and we are super pleased that he is willing and able to do so.
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Why Chinese is so hard (article): http://www.pinyin.info/readings/texts/moser.html
“A Billion Voices” (book): https://www.amazon.com/Billion-Voices-Language-Penguin-Special-ebook/dp/B01FVD7LES/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1538717916&sr=1-1&keywords=billion+voices
More about David: http://www.chinafile.com/contributors/david-moser
-Pleco, Mandarin Chinese dictionary app of truth, https://www.pleco.com/
-Book where he wrote all over the pages (he is sending photo)
-Lera Boroditsky, Psycholinguistics re time : Here is a TEDTalk of hers on this topic: “How language shapes the way we think” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKK7wGAYP6k
(8:02) Language Card Games: Matthew Boyle, https://languagecardgames.com/
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Bonus: Matthew’s interview on Geopats Podcast: https://geopats.podbean.com/e/changing-scripts-ep-12-matthew-boyle-mandarin-chinese-card-game-master-extraordinaire/
(9:12) How China Works:https://www.howchinaworkspodcast.com/
Bonus: Brendan’s interview on the Geopats Podcast,https://geopats.podbean.com/e/ep769-brendan-davis-crazy-in-the-best-ways-on-and-offline/
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