Camden Market

Today Sarah and I went to Camden Market, one of the most multi cultural places in the UK. There we managed to talk to several passers by about the way they talk, discussing what situations they’ve been in where they’ve had to alter their accent. We also spoke about the connotations people often made about […]

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Recording the Introduction

On Friday, Sarah and I held a small gathering at my place where we recorded over 20 people reading this paragraph; The UK is probably the most dialect-obsessed nation in the world. With countless British accents shaped by our history, there are few English-speaking nations with as many varieties of language in such a small […]

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University of York

Today Sarah and I had the pleasure of travelling to York to interview two of the Professors from the Languages and Linguistics Department, Paul Kerswill and Dominic Watt. We discussed a wide range of topics with both, such as the history of accents and dialects, the roles they play in our personal identities and which regional accents are perceived as the […]

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Sarah Shepherd; Voice, Speech and Accent Coach.

Sarah and I are very happy to have secured an interview with Sarah Shepherd, a voice coach running her own business in London. Sarah has a very impressive CV, working on productions such as; Bridget Jones’s Diary, Pride & Prejudice, RocknRolla, Atonement, Wimbledon and Harry Brown. If you would like to find out more about Sarah, click […]

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Dom Watt

Dom Watt is a senior lecturer in Forensic Speech Science at the University of York. He has had several publications concerning different areas of speech, and is continuously conducting new research. Sarah and I are interviewing him for the programme next Tuesday. We will be posting photos and audio on the blog, but if you […]

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