Your Voices

This section offers students and schools the opportunity to contribute their recordings and language surveys to the site, as part of the BL Sound Archive's ongoing survey of speech patterns across the UK.

What can we contribute?

Your Accents gives you the opportunity to send us recordings of a reading passage that is designed to enable you to analyse your local accent and compare it with other recordings on the Your Voices map. We would also like you to send recordings that demonstrate spontaneous speech in your area - we provide a number of suggestions for topics to prompt a free-flowing conversation. In Your Words we are looking for investigations into regional playground vocabulary across the UK.

The map below is currently empty. Please follow the instructions to send us your recordings to upload to this map

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