Sound Bites — Investigating English Accents & Dialects
Nowhere else in Europe can we find such a high density of different accents and dialects as in England. British accents are versatile and an example for the many character traits of country and people. This publication takes a closer look at a few of England's accents.
Three sound recordings from the British Library have been selected and analysed graphically. A shepherd, a straw plaiter and a farm worker can be heard talking about their crafts. The recordings give evidence about a different era of English history as well as about old english accents. They can be listened to on the web site of the British Library (sounds.bl.uk).