Who counts as a speaker of a language? | Anna Babel

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Who counts as a speaker of a language? | Anna Babel

Wednesday, 16 December

Backed by research and personal anecdotes, Spanish professor Anna Babel reveals the intricate relationship between language and culture, showing how social categories and underlying biases influence the way we hear, regard and, ultimately, judge each other. A talk that will leave you questioning your assumptions about what it really means to speak a language.
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