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LINGUIST List 18.1151

Mon Apr 16 2007

FYI: Resource for Teaching Accents and Dialects

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Message 1: Resource for Teaching Accents and Dialects
Date: 12-Apr-2007
From: Richard Hudson <dickling.ucl.ac.uk>
Subject: Resource for Teaching Accents and Dialects


Dear Linguist List,
The British Library in London (in the person of a linguist, Jonnie
Robinson, who is about to become their 'Curator of Sociolinguistics and
Education') has just launched a wonderful website at:
http://www.bl.uk/learning/langlit/sounds/index.html. This includes a
clickable map of the whole UK (not just England) that takes you to
annotated and transcribed audio files for the accents concerned and which
even gives a choice of date for the recordings - 1950s or 1990s. It also
allows school and university students to upload recordings of their own
accent for the archives. Those of you in other countries may find it
helpful in your own teaching, but of course it's of most immediate
relevance inside the UK. I should be interested to hear of anything similar
elsewhere.
Best wishes, Dick Hudson (dickling.ucl.ac.uk)

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics


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