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!