Sound and vision blog

19 October 2009

Recording of the Week: ever heard the ‘Northumbrian burr’?

Listen to the way this speaker pronounces an <r> sound on this recording. The link below also connects to accompanying text with an analysis of the lexis, phonology and grammar heard in this recording.

Accents-and-dialects 'Recording of the Week' highlights gems from the Archival Sound Recordings website, chosen by British Library experts or recommended by listeners. This week's item, selected by Jonnie Robinson, a specialist in sociolinguistics & education at the British Library, is a recording of William Dodds (d.o.b. 1909). It was made by Clive Upton in May 1974 in Ebchester, Durham, for the University of Leeds Survey of English Dialects.


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