- [1999-2019]. (Creation)
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Name of creator
Text and audio files collated by Dr John Roderick Walters as part of his research for a PhD: A study of the segmental and suprasegmental phonology of Rhondda Valleys English, at the then University of Glamorgan, 1999. The digital audio recordings and amendments were added at a later date , and published online https://phonology.org/ .
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
The University of South Wales per Dr John Roderick Walters, Treforest, South Wales. Donation April 2022.
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Scope and content
Research of Dr John Roderick Walters, Abergavenny, into the phonology of the accent of English in the Rhondda Valleys, South Wales. The study includes interviews with members of the workman's Clubs in the Valleys communities, audio recordings, PDF files of the transcripts, an analysis and findings. The research findings were published in his PhD thesis: A study of the segmental and suprasegmental phonology of Rhondda Valleys English, at the then University of Glamorgan, 1999. The audio recordings were added at a later date. Also available http://phonology.org/ . Comprising 373 audio files, and 96 text files.
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All items have been retained.
Accruals are not expected.
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Arranged as 5 groups, using the structure of the original file directories.
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Conditions governing access
Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to abide by the conditions set out in information provided when applying for their Readers' Tickets, whereby the reader shall become responsible for compliance with the Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation 2018 in relation to any processing by them of personal data obtained from modern records held at the Library.
Conditions governing reproduction
Amodau hawlfraint arferol = Usual copyright laws apply.
The Intellectual Property Rights are the property of the University of South Wales and Dr John Roderick Walters, Abergavenny.
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Computer audio and text files. The text files and recordings should be accessed via a link from the icon or thumbnail. Do not use the 'Request' function.
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Existence and location of originals
The University of South Wales theses: "A study of the segmental and suprasegmental phonology of Rhondda Valleys English; J. Roderick Walters; Glamorgan University. School of Humanities. 1999.
Existence and location of copies
National Library of Wales theses: "A study of the segmental and suprasegmental phonology of Rhondda Valleys English; J. Roderick Walters; Glamorgan University. School of Humanities. 1999.
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Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH
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Dates of creation revision deletion
Created 2022, revised 2023.
The following sources have been used in compiling this description:
"A study of the segmental and suprasegmental phonology of Rhondda Valleys English; J. Roderick Walters; Glamorgan University. School of Humanities. 1999.
Description compiled by Robert Evans, August 2023.