Accentricity

9 EpisodesProduced by Sadie RyanWebsite

Why do we love some accents and hate others? Why do we talk differently in different situations? Does learning a new language really teach you to think differently? In this linguistics podcast, I examine how the way we talk connects to who we are.

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Series 1 trailer

January 5th, 2019

2:29

For updates, follow the podcast @accentricitypod on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Episode 1: Making Assumptions

January 26th, 2019

23:17

If you’d like to talk about your experiences with linguistic prejudice, join in the chat @accentricitypod on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Also visit The Accentism Project, where you can submit your story to a …

Episode 2: More Than One Voice

February 9th, 2019

25:41

If you’d like to talk about style-shifting and code-switching, join in the chat @accentricitypod on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

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If you’d like to support this podcast financially, click here or here. If you have …

Episode 3: Singing Voice, Speaking Voice

February 23rd, 2019

29:18

Get in touch @accentricitypod on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, and tell me about how this situation compares to the music scene where you are.

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Episode 4: Learning to Talk

March 15th, 2019

31:40

How do babies learn how to talk? In this episode I explore how they go from little howling machines to little sentence builders in the space of a couple of years.

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Get in touch @accentricitypod on Twitter, Instagram

Episode 5: Multilingualism is not a Curse part 1

April 6th, 2019

30:41

* Antonella Sorace is Professor of Developmental Linguistics at the University of Edinburgh. She is a world leading authority on bilingualism over the lifespan.

* Kyle Bettley is a Senior Lecturer at Glasgow Clyde …

Episode 6: Multilingualism is not a Curse part 2

April 6th, 2019

32:49

* Agnieszka Checka is a writer. She has a zine about the experience of moving to Scotland, which is out now and available on Etsy. It’s called ‘One Of The Good Ones’. Her essay ‘When The Curtain Falls’ is going to be …

Bonus Episode: The Best Thing I've Learned About Language part 1

June 23rd, 2019

18:40

The students featured in this episode, in order of appearance, are…

* Sinaed Callaghan is from Glasgow. She has just completed her joint honours degree with English Language and History. Her dissertation looked at the …

Bonus Episode: The Best Thing I've Learned About Language part 2

June 29th, 2019

19:26

The students featured in this episode, in order of appearance, are…

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