Are You Speaking My Language? Susie Dent, Jonathon Green, Devyani Sharma and Jonnie Robinson

Susie Dent, resident word expert in Dictionary Corner on Channel 4’s Countdown, and Jonnie Robinson, the Library’s Lead Curator of Spoken English, are joined by the world’s leading slang lexicographer Jonathon Green and Sociolinguist Devyani Sharma, to explore the connections between language and identity in this lively conversation chaired by journalist and critic Henry Hitchings. Recorded 21 October 2016.