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Rob Drummond - Wednesday 17th April

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Wednesday 17th April

An Evening with Rob Drummond

Kibworth Books, 7.30pm (doors 7pm) 

Kibworth Books is delighted to welcome Rob Drummond to Kibworth in celebration of his book, 'You're All Talk '.

Copies of the book will be available to purchase on the night or can be pre-ordered ahead of the event. 

Rob will be happy to sign and dedicate copies of his books which have been purchased from Kibworth Books. 

Please note that event tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Pre-order the book here

About the book: 

Why do we have different accents and where do they come from? Why do you say 'tomayto' and I say 'tomahto' And is one way of speaking better than another? In You're All Talk, linguist Rob Drummond explores the enormous diversity in our spoken language to reveal extraordinary insights into how humans operate: how we perceive (and judge) other people and how we would like ourselves to be perceived. He investigates how and why we automatically associate different accents with particular social characteristics,  degrees of friendliness, authority, social class, level of education, race, and so on and how we, consciously or subconsciously, change the way we speak in order to create different versions of ourselves to fit different environments. Ultimately, You're All Talk demonstrates the beauty of linguistic diversity and how embracing it can give us a better understanding of other people, and ourselves.

About Rob Drummond: 

Rob is an academic linguist based in Manchester UK, involved primarily in sociolinguistic variation (especially at the level of sound), urban adolescent speech, dialects, linguistic ethnography, and identity. He is Professor of Sociolinguistics at Manchester Metropolitan University, where he supervises PhD students and teaches sociolinguistics and phonetics to undergraduates and MA students. As well as his academic work he does a lot of public-facing linguistics, working with the media and with schools.