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In the Chair, Howard Marshall
' How are we to Speak ? '
Presented by Mary Somerville and George Dixon
In this evening's broadcast the Under-Twenty Club will discuss both the difficulties and advantages arising from the. various ways in which English is spoken today. The idea for the broadcast arose when, after a recent meeting of the Club, members found themselves informally talking over the question of BBC English, and deciding how in some cases it was an essential qualification for those wishing to get certain types of job. It would be tragic were dialects to be submerged in some form of standard speech, but at the same time there is little doubt that in their richer forms they are almost unintelligible to those unacquainted with them. Various dialects will be heard during the course of the broadcast.


Unknown: Howard Marshall
Presented By: Mary Somerville
Unknown: George Dixon

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