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Thursday, 29th March 2007

New from The British Library: Sounds Familiar

British Library launches Sounds Familiar, an interactive spoken English website

Celebrating the UK's many different accents, dialects and vocabularies, Sounds Familiar is a unique and groundbreaking new interactive website from the British Library. Users will be able to hear recordings of people from all over England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland – and children and young adults are being asked to add their own.

Sounds Familiar is the only English language website of its kind. It features 72 recordings of regional accents and dialects from every corner of the UK, some recorded in the 1950s and some almost half a century later, in 1998-1999, making it possible for users to explore how spoken English varies regionally and how accents and dialects have changed over time

Direct to Sounds Familiar

See Also: The British Library Sound Archive


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