Fri 27 March
Let's Talk with Professor David Crystal
Banter, chit-chat, gossip, natter or tete-a-tete?
David Crystal is known throughout the World as a leading expert on the history and development of the English language. At Words Weekend David will explore the factors that motivate so many different kinds of speech, revealing the rules we use unconsciously, even in the most routine exchanges of everyday conversation. What are these rules? How do they work? and How we can bend and break them when circumstances warrant it?