The Psychoanalytic Geography of Alan Partridge

Preamble: Alan Gordon Partridge is a (fictional) TV and Radio presenter, based in Norfolk, UK. For further info, Youtube currently hosts a three-part (fictional) TV documentary about his (fictional) life : part 1   part 2   part 3 What have Lacan and Foucalt to do with Alan Partridge? For answers, see the work of Paul Kingsbury, […]

Please call Stella

Hear the phrase “Please call Stella” spoken by natives of Brooklyn, New York, USA, Khabarovsk, Russia, Edinburgh, Scotland, and many other places. George Mason University’s Speech Accent Archive has recordings of: a large set of speech samples from a variety of language backgrounds. Native and non-native speakers of English read the same paragraph and are […]