How You Say It

How You Say It

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

How You Say It, US Democracy, WAVES

Episode: How You Say It, US Democracy, WAVES

  • Jun 11, 2021 8:00 pm
  • 36:43 mins

We can’t help but gravitate to people who sound like us—meaning people who share our accent. Discriminating against someone who has a foreign accent is one of the few forms of discrimination that is still socially acceptable in America. University of Chicago psychology professor Katherine Kinzler discusses this in her book "How You Say It: Why You Talk the Way You Do and What It Says About You." (Originally aired: August 27th, 2020)