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RADAR (Routledge Access to Dialect and Region)

RADAR is designed to give you access to various holdings relating to English linguistic variation. It is in two parts:

RADAR 1 is available to users of the Routledge book Analysing Twenty-first Century British English (Upton and Davies, eds, 2013), and is the BBC Voices-related material of Thompson, Holliday, and Wieling.

RADAR 2 is a ‘hub’, from which you can move out in various directions depending on the kind of information you need. There are now six sets of independent data here.  These are:  two separate dialect holdings of the British Library curated by Robinson; the University of Innsbruck’s electronic version of Joseph Wright’s English Dialect Dictionary, from the SPEED project led by Markus; Kretzschmar’s Linguistic Atlas Project (LAP) based at the University of Georgia, which gathers together the data from the many North American dialect surveys; Maquire’s developing work on the nineteenth-century linguist Alexander Ells; and recordings of speakers from the Yorkshire Dales from the ongoing Settle Stories project.  We hope to add to these over time, and welcome suggestions as to what might be included in this search device.

Clive Upton