Accent change in 'The Archers'

Press/Media: Research


I was interviewed live on Radio 4's PM programme by Eddie Mair on 10 February 2016. This was ahead of the first 'Academic Archers' conference which was held in February 2016.

The Archers: An Academic Study

An academic study has taken place looking at what The Archers could tell us about accent change, and things like "socio phonetics". The research was presented at a conference called "The Archers in fact and fiction: Academic analyses of life in rural Borsetshire"

Period16 Feb 2016

Media contributions


Media contributions

  • TitleLive interview on Radio 4 PM Programme
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletBBC Radio 4
    Media typeRadio
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    DescriptionEddie Mair interviewed my about the 'Academic Archers' conference and about how research on accent change in The Archers is a reflection of wider sociophonetic developments in society.
    PersonsWilliam Barras