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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.

'Grumbles about cakes are far more concerned with how & when to obtain them than with the mere inconvenience or sho… https://t.co/NPUN905ea7
'The difficulties of the peace are going to be far worse than those of war. Millions of houses to build, four milli… https://t.co/imRErrfUYD
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