Black Country Dialect and Humour talk
Want to learn more about the fantastic Black Country dialect?
This talk, by Josiane Boutonnet, Senior Lecturer in English Language at Wolverhampton University, will present features of the Black Country Dialect and its history, and a view of Black Country Dialect Humour in relation to theoretical work on humour and comedy.
The talk is part of Creative Black Country's Finding Our Funny Roots project which is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
The project explores how humour in the Black Country is rooted in the heritage of comedians from the past. Discovery will uncover stories of some of the Black Country’s forgotten stars and it will offer the opportunity to put these performers back into the spotlight and start a conversation about how we have laughed in the past. The project will focus on identifying research and recording the heritage of humour in the Black Country from 1950-2000.