Babel | Jul 16, 2012 | 27:29
The Gap (Episode 4)
From media personalities to parents and politicians, there's a drive to sound more conversational and less authoritative. Sure, there's virtue in people talking to people, but in our society, the voice of authority may be losing out. We explore the gap between slower, formal English and faster, conversational English. We look at how parents talk to their children, how politicians and broadcasters speak to us, and how faster speech is jumbling our brains.