Project Leads: Kate Whisker-Taylor & Magdalena Sztencel
Student as Researcher: Lydia Pennock
This project is a continuation from the 2015-17 collaboration with Beamish museum on the archive of audio data. They are interested in the language spoken in the coal mines of the North-East of English and exploring whether the variety spoken by the local pitmen differs from the local accent. Previous students have made significant headway in transcribing the data in the archive, and most have been catalogued. However now, some audio still needs transcribing and a website dedicated to showcase the data to the public.
Lydia Pennock will be building a website dedicated for the Pitmatic project, editing and producing transcriptions, from which, an analysis can be carried out.