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Video Pretty polly: how politicians speak

TLF ID M017862

If politicians are the 'voice of the people', does their way of speaking resemble that of the people? In this clip from 1975, listen to Professor John S Gunn describe what he sees as a uniquely Australian rhythm of speech. Then see how many similarities and differences you can find as you listen to some brilliant imitations of famous Australian politicians' voices.




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9; 10

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  • English

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