Monthly Archives: August 2010

linguistic identities

We have visitors this week.  Family from Yorkshire, including one of the kids’ cousins.  He’s seven. They’re six and eight. They’ve only ever seen him for a couple of hours at a time before. They’re really excited about getting to … Continue reading

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Mental snapshots

These slightly nostalgic thoughts were inspired by Vicky Loras and Mick Stout and their tales of first days and new jobs.   It got me thinking about first impressions and new places and a habit I’ve grown out of as a … Continue reading

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V is for Voice

This post is inspired by Scott Thornbury’s recent P = pronunciation  post.  As always it’s great, thought-provoking stuff, and the comments make fascinating reading.  What I wanted to pick up on and think through a bit more was Scott’s “t” … Continue reading

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