Bonus Episode: The Best Thing I've Learned About Language part 2

As well as making Accentricity this year, I’ve also been teaching sociolinguistics at Glasgow Uni. One of the things I’ve really loved has been meeting the linguists of the future. This is a bonus episode featuring some of the amazing people I’ve taught this year. Some are people who are new to linguistics, and some are now pretty seasoned researchers who are about to start PhDs. This is the second of two parts.

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The students featured in this episode, in order of appearance, are…

* Jo Pearce is a Masters student in English Language & Linguistics at the University of Glasgow. They are currently working on their dissertation, which looks at how voice quality contributes to listener perception of speaker gender. You can find them on Twitter @_Jo_Pearce.

* Davie Wallace is from Cumbernauld and has just completed his Senior Honours in English Language & Linguistics. He recently completed his Dissertation, focusing on sociolinguistics, with specific regards to the use of the 'hoose' variable amongst Scottish working-class adolescents across varying contexts.

* Frankie Macleod is from the Black Isle, near Inverness, and has just completed her final year of English Language and Linguistics at Glasgow Uni. She hopes to continue her studies next year by doing a Masters in Linguistics at the University of Edinburgh.

* Anna Virtanen is a Finnish student soon to be starting her final year of undergraduate studies in English Language and Linguistics at the University of Glasgow. She is especially interested in bilingualism and linguistic identity. If you like to see pictures of mainly cups of coffee, you can follow her on Instagram @seikkailumielella.

* Edward Marshall is a postgraduate student taking a taught Masters at the University of Glasgow. He is about to embark on his Master's dissertation in which he is going to investigate singer-to-singer accommodation of brightness. He will begin his PhD investigating choirs and accents in September.

* Aaron Quigley is from Paisley and has just finished his first year at the University of Glasgow where he is studying English Language and Linguistics. In his first year, he also studied Italian and French as he has aspirations to work abroad in Europe teaching English after his university studies.

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Thanks to Michael Cannings and Jamie Liddell for the most recent donations to the podcast! All money raised will go towards making a second series. If you’d like to support Accentricity financially, click here or here. If you have enthusiasm but not cold hard cash, tell a pal about it, or do a  rating and review. These things are just as helpful!

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Big big thanks to John McDiarmid for production support. John is a freelance radio producer, documentarian and journalist. You can find his company on Instagram @teltmedia. He recently finished his first feature-length documentary, St Mungo’s Approval.

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Big big thanks too to Seb Philp for the music. He doesn’t have a website, but if you’d like to talk to him, send me a message.

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