Island’s dialect is the talk of a lecture

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The unique dialect of a Northumberland community will be examined in the 16th annual Roland Bibby Memorial Lecture.

The talk, hosted by the Northumbrian Language Society in memory of its founding Chairman, will be given by expert linguist Dr Warren Maguire from the University of Edinburgh.

Titled The Dialect of the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, it will explain fascinating aspects of Dr Maguire’s recent research into the island’s local speech patterns and how they have changed over time, based on recordings from the 1970s and present day, which the audience will hear.

The free lecture takes place in the Corn Exchange at Morpeth Town Hall on Saturday. Doors open at 1pm for complimentary refreshments and the chance to browse the publications’ stall, before the lecture starts at 2pm.