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Recording of the week: English spoken here

This week’s selection comes from Jonnie Robinson, Lead Curator of Spoken English. ‘At the chemist’s’ is an early example of a sound recording made for the purposes of teaching English as a foreign language. Recorded in the 1930s by two UCL phoneticians, J.R. Firth (1890-1960) & Lilias Armstrong (1882-1937), it…


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