Sex, Age, and Language Change
Lecture no. 11 from the course: Language and Society: What Your Speech Says About You
Taught by Professor Valerie Fridland | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses
Investigate why language change tends to be led by the young, and discover what linguists observe about speech changes that occur as people age. Explore how gender shapes our language, why women are a huge force in language change, and how men and women gain social capital from contrasting forms of speech.