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Sounds Familiar? Accents and Dialects of the UK

Synopsis
This site captures and celebrates the diversity of spoken English in the second half of the twentieth century. It includes 71 5-minute audio extracts and over 600 short audio clips chosen from two collections of the British Library Sound Archive: the Survey of English Dialects and the Millennium Memory Bank. The recordings illustrate varieties of English usage across the UK and how the language has changed over time. The website features interactive maps, transcripts and suggestions for research activities.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2007
Year of production
2006
Subjects
English language and literature
Keywords
dialects; English language

Online availability

URI
http://www.bl.uk/learning/langlit/sounds/index.html
Price
free
Delivery
Streamed

Production Company

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
listening@bl.uk
Web
http://www.bl.uk/nsa External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7412 7676
Fax
020 7412 7441
Address
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB

Distributor

Name

British Library Learning

Email
learning@bl.uk
Web
http://www.bl.uk/learning/index.html External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7412 7797
Address
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB

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