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Talking for Britain By Simon Elmes

Talking for Britain
by Simon Elmes

Do you say 'gooseberries' or 'goosegogs'? Do you wear 'daps' or 'plimsolls' at the gym? And do you take your 'tranklements' with you when you go to work? From Geordie to Scouse and Estuary English, Britain has a rich dialect tradition, and in 2005, for the first time in some fifty years, a major nationwide survey is being conducted to.
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Talking for Britain: A Journey Through the Nation's Dialects by Simon Elmes

Do you say 'gooseberries' or 'goosegogs'? Do you wear 'daps' or 'plimsolls' at the gym? And do you take your 'tranklements' with you when you go to work? From Geordie to Scouse and Estuary English, Britain has a rich dialect tradition, and in 2005, for the first time in some fifty years, a major nationwide survey is being conducted to see how we talk, what words we use, and how accents and vocabulary vary from region to region. Radio 4, in conjunction with BBC local radio stations, will be out and about interviewing people all over the country from all walks of, and their survey will culminate in August with a major 6-part Radio 4 series. Penguin are delighted to be publishing the book of the series.

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About Simon Elmes


Simon Elmes is deputy editor of the BBC's Radio Documentaries Unit, where he works on a wide range of programmes including the long-running magazine 'Word of Mouth', which he founded and which was awarded one of the world's premier broadcasting prizes, the Premio Ondas, in 1996. He produced 'The Routes of English', a 25-part series on the history of the English language and has written four books to accompany the series.

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Talking for Britain: A Journey Through the Nation's Dialects by Simon Elmes
Simon Elmes
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2005-08-22
352
0140515623
9780140515626
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