Lee Murray is a linguist based at Monash University in Melbourne, where she specialises in the sociolinguistics of Australian English. She may not be able to tell exactly where you’re from based on your accent, but she’ll give it a red hot go.
What does(n’t) your speech say about you?: Examining speaker judgements in Australia
12:15pm on Saturday
What kinds of decisions do Australians make about each other based on the way we speak – and how rational are those decisions? In this talk, I use data from my own research to show what is often behind our judgements about language… and why these judgements are so widespread.