Penelope Gardner-Chloros teaches Linguistics at Birkbeck, University of London. Her special interest is in Bilingualism, and she has done research in Alsace, France and among the Greek Cypriots in London. Her new book, "Code-switching", about how bilinguals mix their languages, will shortly be published by Cambridge University Press.

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24 September 2007
Try this test: If YOU call something or someone ‘posh’, is it a. a compliment, b. an insult, or c. neither? Not many...