Date: 18 March 2009
Researchers at Lancaster and Queen Mary, University of London are working on language change in London. They are particularly interested in the English spoken by teenagers and younger children and if there is an emerging new London dialect with features from varieties of English from outside the UK and even completely new phonological and grammar features.
You can read about some of their findings in the blog: http://ktru-main.lancs.ac.uk/linguistics/blogo.nsf
Associated staff: Paul Kerswill, Eivind Torgersen
Associated projects: Multicultural London English: the emergence, acquisition and diffusion of a new variety
Associated departments and research centres: Linguistics and English Language
Keywords: English phonetics, Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Sociophonetics