Prof Mick Perkins – Speech, Language and Communication

Prof Mick Perkins 17 Oct 11 Brilliantly delivered with excel­lent real examples, a fas­cin­at­ing talk about the sci­ence of lin­guist­ics – par­tic­u­larly in the clin­ical sphere. Mick proved that what we say is not always what we mean, and fur­ther that the way we speak is as much a short­hand for assess­ment of each other as our first visual impres­sion – if not more so. How we speak and what we say, and the way we say it, tells a story. Dialects often gen­er­ate pre­con­cep­tions – no matter how hard we work against them.

Nah den dee –t’were a grand do!