When It Comes to Language, Young Women Lead the Way

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The use of slang by women, especially teenage girls, was long thought to be a function of insecurity, immaturity or even stupidity. New research has linguists thinking it's really very sophisticated. Lesley Wolk is Associate Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Long Island University.

Credits

Guest:
Lesley Wolk - Long Island University

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Christian Bordal, Karen Radziner, Caitlin Shamberg