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David Crystal

Date:

Sat 03 Mar 2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Venue:

The George Hotel
Price: £10
Sounds Appealing

It’s not what you say, it’s the way that you say it…

There have long been debates about ‘correct’ pronunciation in the English language, and Britain’s most distinguished linguistic expert, David Crystal, is here to set the record straight. Drawing on information from his two most recent publications Sounds Appealing and We Are Not Amused, David uncovers exactly why we pronounce words as we do and how pronunciation is integral, not only to communication but to our very identity.

In a highly anticipated return to Lichfield, the UK’s leading voice on linguistics explores the origins of regional accents, how they are influenced by class and education, and how their peculiarities have changed over time. He also uncovers why we nowadays attach preconceptions to certain accents and how these were born from the Victorian satirists of Punch magazine!

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