S2E7: Language, dialect & identity

How much does a language constitute one’s identity? Are you a different person when you speak a different language, or even a different dialect? If you speak multiple languages and dialects, which one is really you?

In this episode I talk to Katie Resch, a PhD student at the University of Vienna. We talk about being bilingual, identifying with “Austrianness”, and the question of feeling and sounding fake when speaking in different dialects.

Outro music: Where Are You Now by Euphoniques

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About this episode's guest

Katie Resch is a PhD student at the University of Vienna. She is bilingual (German and English) and has lived in the Middle East, in Germany and currently in Austria.

Her PhD topic is "Children's literature about flight".

Photo © Katie Resch

This episode was first released on 12.04.2022.

YOTE theme music by Vincent Tone (PremiumBeat.com)

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