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9 September 2006

English Accents and Dialects

The British Library has an intriguing exhibition of recordings of English Accents and Dialects.

You can listen to the curator’s choices or you can browse the whole collection.

The curator’s choices feature an interesting array of samples, and they’re interesting not just for listening to the sound of the language, but also for the content of the conversation.

Here are some of the choices:

• curiosities in Cheadle, Staffs.
• baking bread in Welwick, Yorkshire
• farming in Weare Gifford, Devon

Via Plep

Posted by Amy in Language

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