Univer­sity’s di­alect dis­cov­ery day

Yorkshire Post - - NEWS -

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.

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