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One Speaker, No (Discernible) Dialects

One Speaker, No (Discernible) Dialects

The simple question “where are you from?” has always been a difficult one for me to answer.  I was born in Scotland, but when I was only a toddler my family moved to Belgium, where we spent the next 15 years. It wasn’t until I finished school that I returned to the UK, making a...
Hold the press!

Hold the press!

We were really please with the interest the start of the project received from the press! The One Speaker, Two Dialects project had articles in a variety of different papers including: The Telegraph The Herald The Times The Scotsman The Daily Mail The Aberdeen Press and Journal Click on the title to see the article....
Being Passive helps

Being Passive helps

Having been born in Buckie and living there until the age of six, it would seem that I have a passive knowledge of the Doric dialect. At the age of six I moved with my family to Cornwall, taking moving house to new levels, right at the other end of Britain. In Cornwall, I was...
bidialectal, adj.

bidialectal, adj.

bidialectal, adj. /ˌbaɪdaɪəˈlɛktəl/ Of a person: having command of two regional or social dialects of a language, one of which is commonly the standard
I na ken far the quines is

I na ken far the quines is

I don’t know where the girls are
First trip to Buckie!

First trip to Buckie!

Once we had our equipment sorted it was time to deliver it to the native Buckie interviewer and get them familiar with the interview procedure. We set off from Glasgow on a miserable Friday morning. It was a stunning drive, beautiful scenery and as we climbed further north the weather just got better and better....