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Naming Family Relationships - Step, Half or 'Blended'?

Michael Rosen and Laura Wright look at the names people give to family relationships, like step, half or 'blended', with Dr Wednesday Martin. What effect do the words chosen have?

Michael Rosen & Dr Laura Wright consider the names we give to our family relationships: stepmother, half-brother or "blended" family. Author and social critic Dr Wednesday Martin has strong opinions on the effects of these linguistic choices. Where do the words we use for our relatives come from and what do the choices we make say about us?
Producer Beth O'Dea.

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28 minutes

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Mon 4 May 2015 23:30

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  • Tue 28 Apr 2015 16:00
  • Mon 4 May 2015 23:30

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