What your speaking style says about you 

 
 
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This TED Talk was specially selected to support lessons from Chapter 4 "Know Thyself" of the Diplomatic Planner, as part of supplementary learning and development in your understanding yourself in the world around us. 

Vera Regan

Vera Regan

SYNOPSIS

How we use language - our accent, expressions, and the structure of our sentences - changes from region to region. Vera Regan explains why we should listen to these differences, and why language can act as a cultural barometer.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Sociolinguist Vera Regan is a researcher at University College Dublin, and her work explores the relationship between our cultural landscape and our changing language.