David Crystal Presents the 2016 Babel Lecture
Babel is pleased to announce that our second annual lecture will be given by David Crystal. The lecture will take place on the 13th May, 2016 in the beautiful surroundings of St Paul's Hall at the University of Huddersfield.
David Crystal is a celebrated linguist, as well as being Babel's very own Linguistic Consultant. He has published widely on languages and linguistics, with encyclopedic works such as The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Linguistics and accessible introductions to aspects of English such as The Stories of English and the recent Making a Point, a history of English punctuation. David has also been published in Babel, with articles on traveling Britain as an English language tourist and unraveling the sound of Shakespeare's plays.
David's lecture is titled 'The English tone of voice', and will explore what phonetics and the analysis of tone can tell us about just about everything, including sex, spies and Star Wars. We are very pleased to have another star linguistic name on board for the second of our annual lectures, following dialect coach Brendan Gunn's talk at our inaugural lecture in 2015.
The lecture will also mark the publication of the fifteenth issue of Babel. If you have not yet subscribed to our 2016 issues, visit our Subscribe page - we'll send you the hot-off-the-press issue 14 right away, and also make sure you have issue 15 in time for the lecture!
The lecture is free to all Babel readers and followers. To book your place, just visit our Eventbrite page and register with your name, quantity of seats required and email address. We look forward to celebrating another great year of Babel with you!