Midlands Branch Evening Meeting and AGM Sounds Familiar? English accents and dialects Jonnie Robinson, Lead Curator for Spoken English at the British Library Tuesday 8 December 2020 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Midlands Branch Evening Meeting and AGM
Sounds Familiar?
English accents and dialects
Jonnie Robinson, Lead Curator for Spoken English at the British Library
Tuesday 8 December 2020
6:00pm – 7:00pm
Online meeting via IOA Zoom

Jonnie Robinson is Lead Curator at the British Library and has worked on two nationwide surveys of regional speech, the Survey of English Dialects and BBC Voices. He is on the editorial team for the journal English Today. In 2010/11 he co-curated the British Library exhibition Evolving English: One Language, Many Voices. His latest publication Evolving English Word Bank: A glossary of present-day English dialect and slang (2015) draws on sound recordings made by visitors to the exhibition.

In this talk he will introduce the Library's audio collections, resources and services, describe a number of recent collaborative projects and present examples from the Library's sound archives that document British English accents and dialects with a particular emphasis on Midlands English.

The meeting will be preceded by the IOA Midlands Branch AGM which will be extremely brief

The event is free to members of the IOA and the public. Please register for the event at:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sounds-familiar-english-accents-and-dialects-tickets-128648245365.

Joining details have been sent to all Midlands Branch members and will also be circulated by 12pm on the day of the event to those registered via Eventbrite.  CPD certificates will be available to those who request them.  If you have any queries, please contact ioamidlands@ioa.org.uk.

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08 December 2020

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