Spoken English collections at the British Library
|Starts:||16:15 21 Feb 2017|
|Ends:||17:15 21 Feb 2017|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students|
This seminar will give an overview of Spoken English collections at the British Library using examples from the library’s extensive collection of sound recordings of British accents and dialects. The session will explain how researchers can access and use content and evaluate recent projects that have enabled the Library to improve access to its collections, exploit existing content, create new research data sets and collaborate with a variety of research audiences.
This seminar is presented by Jonnie Robinson, Lead Curator of Spoken English at the British Library. Jonnie is responsible for the Library’s extensive archive of sound recordings of British accents and dialects. He has worked on two nationwide surveys of regional speech, the Survey of English Dialects and BBC Voices and in 2010 co-curated the world’s first major exhibition on the English Language, Evolving English: One Language, Many Voices.
Please book via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/spoken-english-collections-at-the-british-library-tickets-31635109464
Role: Lead Curator of Spoken English
Organisation: British Library
Travel and Contact Information
Lecture Theatre A112
Samuel Alexander Building