‘Dialect & Oral History: The East Midlands’- New Online Resource from EMOHA

Posted on 24/03/2013 by


‘Dialect & Oral History: The East Midlands’ is a new resource on East Midlands Oral History Archive‘s website. This project was a collaborative research project conducted in 2011-2012 by researchers from the University of Leicester and Nottingham Trent University. Funded by The British Academy, the project concerned itself with identifying variation and change in the East Midlands dialect through an investigation of recorded voices from oral history archives. To address a gap in previous linguistic research in the area, the study examined a number of archival oral history interviews from the latter half of the last century and compared those with interviews conducted more recently. Have a listen to voices from across the East Midlands here:  http://www.le.ac.uk/emoha/community/dialect/home.html

Many thanks to Colin Hyde at EMOHA for the notice.