What Does Your Speech Say about You?
Lecture no. 1 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
Begin to investigate how language both reflects and shapes our social world. Observe the ways in which your speech signals information such as your age, economic class, gender, ethnicity, or place of origin. Grasp how even subtle linguistic variants such as -ing versus -in’ (e.g. going vs. goin’) in verb endings communicate important information between speakers.