The first part of the project is using data from the Isles of Scilly Museum’s Oral History Archive. You can search this archive and view some of the material here:

We are also collecting interviews with islanders of all ages. In these interviews, people are asked to talk about their childhood, their schooling, and key island events in their lifetime. They are also asked their opinions on whether or not there is a Scillonian dialect. At the end of the interview, we ask them to read a list of words which helps us to identify the vowel sounds that islanders use. This is allowing us to record any differences in language varieties across groups of islanders.

If you want to learn more about what we do with our data and our results, please go to the podcast page.



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