BBC Voices

Conversation in Lochinver about accent, dialect and attitudes to language.

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  • Is part of (Collection)

    BBC Voices Recordings

  • Recording locations

    Lochinver, Highland

  • Interviewees

    MacLeod, Angus, 1957 Nov. 30- (speaker, male), Simpson, John, 1945 June 16- (speaker, male), Standlick, Kelly, 1972 Nov. 23- (speaker, female), Taylor, Fiona, 1959 July 14- (speaker, female)

  • Interviewers

    MacDonald, Fiona, 1955 June 15- (speaker, female)

  • Producers

    Radio Scotland

  • Abstract

    [00:00:00] Speakers introduce themselves. Discussion of words used to describe EMOTIONS.[00:07:15] Discussion of words used to describe ACTIONS.[00:11:23] Discussion of words used to describe PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES. Comment that she remembers a left-handed person at school being forced to write with their right hand.[00:20:53] Discussion of words used to describe CLOTHING.[00:24:10] Discussion of words used to describe PEOPLE AND THINGS. Description of a ned.[00:36:58] Discussion of words used to describe WEATHER AND SURROUNDINGS.

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    BBC warning: this interview contains language which some may find offensive. Recording made for BBC Voices project of a conversation guided by a BBC interviewer. The conversation follows a loose structure based on eliciting opinions about accents, dialects, the words we use and people's attitude to language. The four interviewees are all friends and residents of Lochinver.

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