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Sex, Age, and Language Change

Lecture no. 11 from the course: Language and Society: What Your Speech Says About You

Sex, Age, and Language Change

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.

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