They Give Themselves Away Every Time They Open Their Mouths
This workshop (staged twice in consecutive weeks) uses archival recordings, as well as contributions from the audience, to explore what our linguistic choices say about us. The event is led by Jonnie Robinson, lead content specialist for sociolinguistics at the British Library. Robinson is responsible for the library's online dialect archive, which ranges from surveys of vernacular speech in the 1950s to more contemporary studies.
Running time: 2 hours.