Led by British Library research staff, experts in English accents and dialects, this session introduces ways of analysing spoken English.
Through this classroom-based talk, students will learn about language change, language variation, and regional vocabulary, pronunciation and grammar in the UK. Students will be introduced to Sounds Familiar, a site that captures and celebrates the diversity of spoken English in the second half of the 20th century, and Voices of the UK, a British Library research project that opens up the BBC Voices sound recordings to students and researchers.
Online ResourcesSounds Familiar: Uncover the UK’s rich landscape of diverse accents and dialects.
English Timeline: Explore the evolution of English language and literature, from the 11th century to the present day.
Texts in Context: From recipes and adverts to logbooks and songs, explore the many ways in which language is used and produced.
|Age group:||Year 10 - 13|
|When:||Monday to Friday|
|Length:||60 minutes. Please allow more time after your workshop to explore the galleries and public spaces.|
minimum 10, maximum 50 per session
|Key skills:||English Language|
|Price:||Admission: Free entry|
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