September 9th, 2019 | 1 hr 10 mins
accents, classism, creaky voice, cut glass, dialects, flat accent, flat vowels, folk linguistics, journalism, lilting, linguistics, nasal, racism, regionalisms, sexism, sociolinguistics, twang, vocal fry
Megan and Carrie talk to Dr Lisa Davidson, Professor of Linguistics at New York University, about the terms used by journalists to describe language and accents (and why they are so often problematic).
August 26th, 2019 | 1 hr 4 mins
aberdeen, accents, dialects, discrimination, edinburgh, english, gaelic, glasgow, language, linguistic discrimination, linguistics, scotland, scots, scottish, shetland islands, sociolinguistics
Carrie and Megan talk to Dr Sadie Ryan, host of the Accentricity podcast, the podcast that examines the eccentricities of language and identity and how the way we talk connects to who we are.