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Lancashire dialect

In this project we aim to investigate what makes the Lancashire dialect distinct from other dialects in the UK. ... Read more»

Project staff: Willem Hollmann (Linguistics and English Language), Anna Siewierska


Lenition in 'old Scouse': a corpus study of Liverpool English plosives

Liverpool English (LE) shares many phonological characteristics with neighbouring accents, but also has a number of features which are more or less un ... Read more»

Project staff: Kevin Watson
Keywords: Phonetics, Phonology, Sociolinguistics


Linguistic innovators: the English of adolescents in London

This project is a study of the spoken English of London, the first to be undertaken for some time and the first taking full and explicit account of th ... Read more»

Project staff: Jenny Cheshire (external), Sue Fox (external), Paul Kerswill, Eivind Torgersen
Keywords: Adolescent, Grammar, Language variation and change, Morphology, Sociolinguistics, Sociophonetics, Syntax