Some of the words we use are inherited from the people and places of our birth or childhood; others we pick up along the way. We want to know more about how you speak so that our collection, like dialect itself, can continue to evolve.
These activities are open to everyone. Whoever you are, wherever you come from, and whether you think you use dialect or not, we’d love to hear from you!
The Great Big Dialect Hunt
Want to contribute to cutting-edge new research? Right this way for our dialect survey.
Your Words: Dialect, People and Places
Where do we get our wonderful words from? Tell us about yours, whether they're inherited or adopted.
Why did you take part?
I just loved learning some new old words
I had no idea how many dialect words I used before I got involved. I feel more connected to my roots.