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Talk the Talk: Talking Race (with Jessi Grieser)

Tuesday 14th May / presented by Hedvig Skirgård Daniel Midgley Ben Ainslie

What happens to language when newcomers move in?

Language isn't just for communication — it also signals membership in a group, and this is especially clear in a gentrifying community in Washington DC. Black residents are using African-American English to stake out their place and show a sense of belonging in a changing neighbourhood.

Dr Jessi Grieser, author of Talking Place, Speaking Race joins Daniel on this episode of Talk the Talk.

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