Talking for Britain: A Journey Through the Nation's Dialects

Talking for Britain A Journey Through the Nation s Dialects Do you say gooseberries or goosegogs Do you wear daps or plimsolls at the gym And do you take your tranklements with you when you go to work From Geordie to Scouse and Estuary English Britain has a r

  • Title: Talking for Britain: A Journey Through the Nation's Dialects
  • Author: Simon Elmes
  • ISBN: 9780140515626
  • Page: 410
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Do you say gooseberries or goosegogs Do you wear daps or plimsolls at the gym And do you take your tranklements with you when you go to work From Geordie to Scouse and Estuary English, Britain has a rich dialect tradition, and in 2005, for the first time in some fifty years, a major nationwide survey is being conducted to see how we talk, what words we use, anDo you say gooseberries or goosegogs Do you wear daps or plimsolls at the gym And do you take your tranklements with you when you go to work From Geordie to Scouse and Estuary English, Britain has a rich dialect tradition, and in 2005, for the first time in some fifty years, a major nationwide survey is being conducted to see how we talk, what words we use, and how accents and vocabulary vary from region to region Radio 4, in conjunction with BBC local radio stations, will be out and about interviewing people all over the country from all walks of, and their survey will culminate in August with a major 6 part Radio 4 series Penguin are delighted to be publishing the book of the series.

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    1. An enjoyable and informative book, that takes the speech of British people, area by area, summing up its vocabulary, accent and general tone. Research for the book was conducted via the BBC nationwide 'Voices' survey in 2004, and already, many of its observations are out of date. Language is changing more quickly than ever, as industries wither, and people increasingly move round the country, needing to communicate outside their own familiar geographically restricted zone. This does not mean tha [...]

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