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Emeritus Professor Roly Sussex walks you through the linguistic mindfield, explaining the weird and wonderful aspects of English and many other languages.

A Word in Your Ear ABC Podcasts

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Emeritus Professor Roly Sussex walks you through the linguistic mindfield, explaining the weird and wonderful aspects of English and many other languages.

    A Word in Your Ear with Roly Sussex

    A Word in Your Ear with Roly Sussex

    Politeness through avoidance means using conditional questions to stay away from language that may be thought confrontational or challenging. Professor Roly Sussex explains.

    • 17 Min.
    A Word in Your Ear with Roly Sussex

    A Word in Your Ear with Roly Sussex

    Politeness is associated with empathy: being polite it is an attempt to help the other person be comfortable and avoid confronting behaviour. The ever respectful Professor Roly Sussex explains.

    • 18 Min.
    A Word in Your Ear with Roly Sussex

    A Word in Your Ear with Roly Sussex

    Is the Aussie accent unique or does it share certain characteristics with our Kiwi cousins? Professor Roly Sussex is talking ocker!

    • 15 Min.
    A Word in Your Ear with Roly Sussex

    A Word in Your Ear with Roly Sussex

    Schadenfreude, flak, pretzel, and so much more. Professor Roly Sussex on words we have borrowed from the German language.

    • 24 Min.
    A Word in Your Ear with Roly Sussex

    A Word in Your Ear with Roly Sussex

    Salutations and valedictions: Professor Roly Sussex on the rules for a proper greeting

    • 20 Min.
    A Word in Your Ear with Roly Sussex

    A Word in Your Ear with Roly Sussex

    Using Italian in everyday English means there's something specific we admire about it

    • 17 Min.

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