Description: David Crystal explores the factors that motivate so many different kinds of speech, revealing the rules we use unconsciously, even in the most routine exchanges of everyday conversation. What are these rules? How do they work? and How we can bend and break them when circumstances warrant it?
A talk for Words Weekend, based on David's new book Let's talk: how English conversation works
Venue: The Quays, The Lowry, Pier 8, The Quays, Salford