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Library Marks the Evolution of British English

Guest host Sheilah Kast speaks with Jonnie Robinson, curator of the British Library's Collection of Accents and Dialects. The library recently released over 55 hours of audio on their Web site that document the evolution of British English over the past 50 years.

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Sheilah Kast
Sheilah Kast joined NPR in November 2003 as the weekend newscaster for "PBS/NPR Newsbrief," the hourly 30-second television news reports produced by NPR for PBS stations.