I’d love to hear more about your experiences with code-switching and how you manage your various linguistic identities. This has been a fascinating subject for me since I was a kid and came to love all the variety and history of the English language. By which I do not mean to diminish the downside, pain, and exhaustion that it must bring to be required to perform such code-switching not for enjoyment but for survival. It’s only that I have always loved learning about different dialects and expressions in English and that each regional way of speaking, whether a racial or class based sociolect adds greatly to the richness of the language. I am so glad that the old institutions that stigmatized some forms of English and privileged others have come under rigorous question in the last 50 years and I hope, will continue to be dismantled and made obsolete. I like the way the BBC has embraced regional dialects, one step in the right direction.