Linguistics on the Playground NPR's Michele Norris talks with Penelope Eckert, a professor of Linguistics at Stanford University. She's studying the speech patterns of Northern California school kids, looking at how language, specifically the way vowels are pronounced, relates to social status.

Linguistics on the Playground

Linguistics on the Playground

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NPR's Michele Norris talks with Penelope Eckert, a professor of Linguistics at Stanford University. She's studying the speech patterns of Northern California school kids, looking at how language, specifically the way vowels are pronounced, relates to social status.

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