University’s dialect discovery day
A DIALECT discovery day is to be held at the University of Leeds today, as it opens up part of its archives to the public.
The focus is to be on food – and how variations across the country in dialect can change what we call certain items. In Yorkshire, the team has discovered, sweets can be known as ‘spice’, while chip shop scraps can also be called scratchings.
Original fieldworker Donald Sykes, now 86, is to attend the event and there will also be video interviews with another Yorkshire fieldworker, Michael Barry, who played a large part in the editing process. There will be opportunities to see original photographs, fieldworkers’ notebooks and word maps.
The event is to be held from 1.30pm to 4.30pm at the Treasures of Brotherton Gallery in the Parkinson Building. No booking is required.