Abdul Scissorhands in Aldgate East

Hidden away in a quiet backstreet off Aldgate East with its office blocks, there’s Abdul’s barber shop ‘Abdul Scissorhands’. I met him during his quiet hours, after lunch and before knocking-off time. Abdul distinguishes between ‘nice and calm’ London accents and ‘agressive and angry’ ones, the former belonging to ‘posh people’ and the latter toContinue reading “Abdul Scissorhands in Aldgate East”

Information for participants

In linguistic research, the analysis of language is normally done by trained linguists on the basis of (transcribed) audio recordings. This study explicitly focusses on the knowledge and ideas you have about London dialects – simply by virtue of growing up in this speech community and hearing people around you. In other words, in thisContinue reading “Information for participants”