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The Bolton/Worktown corpus

pub worktownA new website by Dr Ivor Timmis explores using material collected by Mass Observation in Bolton in the late 1930s for linguistic analysis and offers free access to the corpus used for analysis. The corpus is conversations by working class Boltonians recorded verbatim by the Mass Observation investigators. Corpus files and transcription notes can be downloaded from the website here.

RT @BBCArchive: #OTD 1968: "Don't give me that bloody new money 'cos I don't want it!" The first two decimal coins, the ten pence piece and…
RT @drjennings: Should say a little more about our study... it is based on social diaries from the @MassObsArchive going back to 1945 and s…
In 1937 MO sought to understand rituals and ceremonies. Here are some notes about #StGeorge taken from Frazer’s The… https://t.co/kKOxkYNKDG
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