Danielle Turton, accent expert

Posted on January 20, 2014 by

Last Friday Danielle Turton made an appearance on BBC’s Radio Manchester with Allan Beswick, talking about regional accents. You can listen to the episode here! (Listen soon – it’ll disappear after a few days.)

Danielle’s bit starts at 01:25:00. In it she talks about her project (ESRC-funded, with Maciej Baranowski) on variation and change in Greater Manchester’s vowels, and undertakes some Henry Higgins-style live phonetic analysis of speakers phoning in.