Wednesday 18 November 2009

Sound Archives, Dialects and Language

I have been looking around the British Library's Archival Sound Recordings Project Blog and there is some great stuff on there, everything from South African bird song to Indian wedding music. The fairly new blog Voices of the UK is also an intersting read and looks at the Library's audio collections of British accents and dialects. As those of you who came to the Lab's session on slang know this is a really interesting area. The BBC also has it's Voices website, which is no longer updated, but has some great stuff if you are interested in regional language and the use of English and languge in Britain.