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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.

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    • Education

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

    Nouns have always been verbified, but is it right or wrong and should we or should we not? Professor Roly Sussex explains.

    • 24 min
    A Word in Your Ear with Roly Sussex

    A Word in Your Ear with Roly Sussex

    Nicknames are a wonderful part of language play and are very well developed in Australia. Professor Roly Sussex explains.

    • 27 min
    A Word in Your Ear with Roly Sussex

    A Word in Your Ear with Roly Sussex

    Everyone has a headful of English; not everyone can explain how it all works

    • 24 min
    A Word in Your Ear with Roly Sussex

    A Word in Your Ear with Roly Sussex

    Professor Roly Sussex is chatting about the role of accents in the differences and development of the English language.

    • 33 min
    A Word in Your Ear with Roly Sussex

    A Word in Your Ear with Roly Sussex

    Why and which Americanisms have crept into every day use in Australian English?

    • 31 min
    A Word in Your Ear with Roly Sussex

    A Word in Your Ear with Roly Sussex

    When it comes to pronunciation, what is standard, who decides, and how much variation is acceptable? Allow Professor Roly Sussex to explain.

    • 33 min

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