MP3: Faith Middleton Show: Conversations About Conversations—Dealing with Political Talk at Family Gatherings and the Author of You Are What You Speak

31.07.2012

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Faith Middleton Show: Conversations About Conversations—Dealing with Political Talk at Family Gatherings and the Author of You Are What You Speak MP3

When you hear other people talk, how much does the language they use shape your opinion of them? Robert Lane Greene, international correspondent for The Economist, says that the way we look down our noses at ‘poor’ grammar, the way we hold up myths like the bloody origins of the word shibboleth, the hegemonic way we look at languages themselves makes what we hear in other people’s words nothing..... Source: yourpublicmedia.org

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