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Analysing 21st Century British English : Conceptual and Methodological Aspects of the 'Voices' Project.

Author: Clive Upton; Bethan L Davies
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013.
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The Voices project of the British Broadcasting Corporation, a recent high-profile media investigation, gathered contemporary English dialect samples from all over the UK and invited contributions from the public to a dedicated website. This book explores both issues of ideology and representation behind the media project and uses to which the emerging data can be put in the study of language variation and change.  Read more...
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Upton, Clive.
Analysing 21st Century British English : Conceptual and Methodological Aspects of the 'Voices' Project.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Clive Upton; Bethan L Davies
ISBN: 9781134111022 1134111029
OCLC Number: 850080039
Description: 1 online resource (446 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; List of figures; List of tables; List of contributors; Preface; 1 Voices: a unique BBC adventure; 2 Voices: a case study in the evolution of a linguistic climate at the BBC; 3 Constructions of expertise and authority on a language-themed discussion forum: linguists, linguistics and the public; 4 Diverse voices, public broadcasts: sociolinguistic representations in mainstream programming; 5 Afrikaans is bobaas: linguistic citizenship on the BBC Voices website; 6 Language ideology and conversationalized interactivity in Voices. 7 Mapping the word: local vocabulary and its themes8 Voices in Wales: a new national survey; 9 Voices of the UK: the British Library description of the BBC Voices Recordings Collection; 10 Focus on Voices in Northeast England; 11 Blurred boundaries: the dialect word from the BBC; 12 Voices dialectometry at the University of Sheffield; 13 Voices dialectometry at the University of Groningen; Index.

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The Voices project of the British Broadcasting Corporation, a recent high-profile media investigation, gathered contemporary English dialect samples from all over the UK and invited contributions from the public to a dedicated website. This book explores both issues of ideology and representation behind the media project and uses to which the emerging data can be put in the study of language variation and change. Two lead-in chapters, written from the complementary perspectives of a broadcast media specialist, Simon Elmes, and an academic linguist, David Crystal, set the.

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