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WRITER 577: Linguist and accent expert Rob Drummond on 'You're All Talk: Why We Are What We Speak'

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Ever wondered why how the pronunciation of words evolves, why accents are formed – and why the way we talk differs depending on who we're speaking to? Rob Drummond discusses this and also phenomena like the Australian tendency to “uptalk” at the end of sentences, the Great Vowel Shift and whether Julia Gillard’s accent really was “too Australian”!

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