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Talk of the Toon

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Talk of the Toon is a collection of online resources for studying the cultural heritage of North Eastern English dialects. Its archive contains text transcriptions and audio files of interviews with a wide variety of people from the North East of England, dating back to the late 1960s. In addition to capturing the language and dialect of the region, and the ways in which it has changed through the years, the interviews also offer an insight into the lives and opinions of local people over the last five decades. As well as the interviews, pictures and video clips, The Talk of the Toon website contains resources for school teachers and students, an Introduction to North East Dialects, interactive multiple choice quizzes, and links to other websites that relate both to the study of language in general, and to other collections of interviews like our own.

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