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Join Jonnie Robinson, the British Library’s Lead Curator for Spoken English, for a session exploring ways of analysing speech, accent and dialect.

Through this talk, students will learn about language change, language variation, and regional vocabulary, pronunciation and grammar in the UK. Students will be introduced to British accents and dialects, a site that captures and celebrates the diversity of spoken English in the second half of the 20th century, and to collections and research that open up the Library’s sound recordings to teachers, students and researchers.

Key Information.

Suitable for: KS4, KS5

Ages: 14-16, Post 16

Subjects: English

Topics: Oracy, Team Building, Vocabulary, English Language, Dialects, Accents, Regional Vocabulary, Grammar

Type: At Venue

Duration: 90 minutes

Cost: Free

Dates: Tue: 10:30-12:00

Min. Students: 10

Max. Students: 30

SEND: Yes - suitable for students with SEND

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The British Library offers an expansive programme for primary and secondary learners which encourages curiosity, creativity and exploration, enriching the curriculum and developing lifelong learning skills.

Visits are free of charge, available all year round and can be self-guided or led by one of their Learning facilitators.

New workshops for this year include explorations of their map and artists’ books collections. Plus, find out more about library tours, workshops and private views related to their upcoming exhibitions Animals: Art, Science and Sound, and Fantasy: Realms of Imagination, as well as ground-breaking exhibitions on digital storytelling and author Malorie Blackman.

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