BBC Voices

Conversation in Kidlington about accent, dialect and attitudes to language.

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    BBC Voices Recordings

  • Recording locations

    Kidlington, Oxfordshire

  • Interviewees

    Hodgson, Andrew John, 1951 Oct. 03- (speaker, male, college porter), Kirby, Graham Lindsay, 1948 July 06- (speaker, male, retired bank manager), Welling, Martin, 1963 Jan. 24- (speaker, male, methodist minister)

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    Errington, Ursula, 1977 Nov. 10- (speaker, female)

  • Producers

    Radio Oxford

  • Abstract

    [00:00:00] Discussion of words used to describe PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES.[00:19:21] Discussion of words used to describe ACTIONS.[00:28:20] Discussion of words used to describe EMOTIONS.[00:38:27] Discussion of words used to describe CLOTHING. Discussion about how the clothes people wear on a Sunday have changed over time. Anecdotes about other peoples reactions to his wife wearing a trouser suit in the past.[00:47:55] Discussion of words used to describe PEOPLE AND THINGS. Anecdotes about inappropriate use of mate.[01:02:42] Discussion of words used to describe WEATHER AND SURROUNDINGS.

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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 three interviewees are all members of Kidlington Methodist Church.

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