BBC Voices

Conversation in Lydbury North about accent, dialect and attitudes to language.

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  • Is part of (Collection)

    BBC Voices Recordings

  • Recording locations

    Lydbury North, Shropshire

  • Interviewees

    Beaumond, Richard, 1948 May 07- (speaker, male, drama teacher), Corfield, Herbert George, 1930 Nov. 18- (speaker, male, interviewee, retired farmer), Deakins, Margaret Brenda, 1931 June 22- (speaker, female, housewife), Jones, Cynthia Gaynor, 1942 Sept. 28- (speaker, female, school dinner lady), Reynolds, Colin Michael, 1948 June 28- (speaker, male, farmer)

  • Interviewers

    Cleere, Michael, 1960 Jan. 07- (speaker, male)

  • Producers

    Radio Shropshire

  • Abstract

    [00:00:00] Speakers introduce themselves. Discussion of words used to describe EMOTIONS. Mention popular local topics of conversation. Discussion about use and meaning of chav. Mention words used to mean hungry. Discussion about Shropshire dialect/accent, Welsh influence, use of well for emphasis.[00:19:17] Discussion of words used to describe ACTIONS.[00:25:59] Discussion of words used to describe PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES. Mention words used to describe a person who spends a lot of money, amusing chat-up lines.[00:36:35] Discussion of words used to describe WEATHER AND SURROUNDINGS.[00:41:42] Discussion of words used to describe PEOPLE AND THINGS.[00:52:23] Discussion of words used to describe CLOTHING.[00:56:08] Discussion about words used to mean kit of tools, local words, words they like/dislike, use and meaning of farming word dilly.

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    Recording made for BBC Voices project of a conversation guided by a BBC interviewer. The conversation follows a loose structure based on eliciting opinions about accents, dialects, the words we use and people's attitude to language. The five interviewees are all friends who live in or near the village of Lydbury North.

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