11 episodes

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.

Accentricity Sadie Ryan

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 13 Ratings

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.

    Lockdown Linguistics: Fake Accents

    Lockdown Linguistics: Fake Accents

    There’s something about hearing your own accent does wrong that sets your teeth on edge. But why does it bother us? Why are some accents so often done badly? And what is Tom Cruise even doing in Far and Away?

    • 49 min
    Bonus Episode: Learning to Talk, One Year Later

    Bonus Episode: Learning to Talk, One Year Later

    It’s been about a year since I released episode 4, Learning To Talk, where I met seven kids at different stages of their linguistic development, from newborn Harris to four-year-old Ronan. I enjoyed making that episode so much that I decided to go back and revisit the kids one year later, to see how they were getting on.

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

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

    As well as making Accentricity this year, I’ve also been teaching sociolinguistics at Glasgow Uni. One of the things I’ve really loved has been meeting the linguists of the future. This is a bonus episode featuring some of the amazing people I’ve taught this year. Some are people who are new to linguistics, and some are now pretty seasoned researchers who are about to start PhDs. This is the second of two parts.

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

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

    As well as making Accentricity this year, I’ve also been teaching sociolinguistics at Glasgow Uni. One of the things I’ve really loved has been meeting the linguists of the future. This is a bonus episode featuring some of the amazing people I’ve taught this year. Some are people who are new to linguistics, and some are now pretty seasoned researchers who are about to start PhDs. This is the first of two parts.

    • 18 min
    Episode 6: Multilingualism is not a Curse part 2

    Episode 6: Multilingualism is not a Curse part 2

    Why is it that despite all of the evidence that using multiple languages is good for you, multilingualism is still sometimes treated with suspicion? In this episode, I examine the concept of verbal hygiene, and how the policing of linguistic borders affects our lives.

    • 32 min
    Episode 5: Multilingualism is not a Curse part 1

    Episode 5: Multilingualism is not a Curse part 1

    Having more than one language is good for lots of obvious reasons, but also some which are not so obvious. This is an episode about multilingualism: why it’s a blessing and not a curse.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

August Consumer ,

Very Interesting

Enjoyed the linguistic view from Scotland!

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