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.
'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.