Here are the show notes for Episode 2, where Jacky, Dan, Lisa and Matthew talk about
- the language used to report political protests, demonstrations and movements around the Black Lives Matter campaign
- the language of the placards on the recent BLM London demonstration
- and talk to Dr Rob Drummond from Manchester Metropolitan University about youth language, accents and how linguists can educate the public about language issues.
You can find the links to the stories and research we’ve mentioned in this programme, below.
Accentism project: http://accentism.org/
Manchester Voices: https://www.manchestervoices.org/
Lisa’s blog on the BLM placards: https://livingthroughlanguage.wordpress.com/2020/06/15/the-language-of-protest-signs-blm/
Ben Zimmer on riots, rebellions and uprisings: https://time.com/5849163/why-describing-george-floyd-protests-as-riots-is-loaded/
Language in Conflict blog: http://languageinconflict.org
Some others you might find interesting: https://twitter.com/BoswellsMediaSt/status/1270013908225527809