Do you call a 'bread roll' a bap, barm cake, batch, bread cake, cob, scuffler or stottie? This is a fascinating linguistic guide to the UK.
This new compilation, drawn from the extensive collection of language and dialect recordings held by the British Library Sound Archive, includes 143 recordings that capture and celebrate the rich diversity of British English in locations across the whole of the UK. From Scots to Scouse and Geordie to Cockney, the extraordinary variety of accents and dialects in the UK reflects our society's continuity and change, our local history and our individual identities. This double CD features recordings from internationally acclaimed linguistic surveys of the last 100 years and is a unique record of authentic regional speech.
The booklet contains an essay by Jonathan Robinson, Curator of English Accents and Dialects at the British Library Sound Archives.
This CD is published to coincide with the opening of the major British Library exhibition, Evolving English: One Language, Many Voices.