Multilingual Nation Online? Possibilities and Constraints on the BBC Voices Website

Bethan L. Davies, Tommaso M. Milani, Will Turner

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In 2003, a proposal was put forward within the BBC for a project on language in the UK. From its inception, this enterprise had an overt social purpose in the sense that it not only aimed ‘to celebrate and explore the diverse languages, dialects and accents of the UK [… ] at the start of the 21st century’ (Rose and Mowbray, n.d.), but, in the words of Voices project director Mick Ord, it also intended to ‘unite people across the UK in a shared local and national conversation’ (Ord, 2005) about contemporary language use.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMultilingualism, Discourse, and Ethnography
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781136499869
ISBN (Print)9780415874946
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Arts and Humanities
  • General Social Sciences


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