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From the Publisher'From its first chapter, on the background of Voices at the BBC, to its last chapter, on statistical mapping of Voices data, this book consistently shows how we can add state-of-the-art academic analyses to the public success of the BBC Voices project.'
William Kretzschmar, University of Georgia, Athens, USA
'Analysing 21st Century British English shows even more than we thought just what a rich mine of information the BBC Voices project is. Here we can find computer mappings of dialect areas based on the mass of regional vocabulary collected, alongside reflections on the project by both BBC journalists and linguists. This is a unique and innovative volume with wide appeal to linguists and media studies specialists alike - but lay readers will find much to entice them, too.'
Paul Kerswill, University of York, UK