There’s regularly talk of ‘correct’ or ‘standard’ language in the media and on Twitter. Some people apparently wear their bad grammar like a badge of honour or refuse to learn the 'correct' way of speaking because, the critics say, it makes them look cooler or ‘down with the kids’. And don’t even ask about glottal stops! In the second part of our discussion, Ian Cushing and I look at what 'standard English' is, and why we should question policies that insist upon it being spoken (in full sentences) at all times. And why does grammar get people heckling each other? Read the blog on www.thelanguagerevolution.co.uk to find the links mentioned.
Episode 25: What was language learning like 400 years ago?
Episode 23: Grammar... friend or foe?
Episode 22: Speech and language therapy.
Episode 21: EAL – where to start?
Episode 20: How can we navigate bilingual education?
Episode 19: Why study languages at university?
Episode 18: Trolling, trust and language education.
Episode 17: Time for a communication revolution?
Episode 16: How can we reimagine MFL education?
Episode 15: How do we transform the MFL curriculum?
Episode 14: Why translation is important.
Episode 13: What if we taught language through poetry?
Episode 12: How does writing poetry help us find our voice?
Episode 11: What happens if your voice is silenced?
Episode 10: Have we got our approach to teaching language right?
Episode 9: How can we play with language through talk, poetry and writing?
Episode 8: How can linguistics help teachers?
Episode 7: What's in an accent?
Episode 6: How can Shakespeare help us talk to each other?
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