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Voices 2005


Southall/Punjabi residents

Southall/Punjabi Voices

A group of Southall residents of Punjabi descent talk about their accents and how they use language based on their roots and culture


Manjinder
Manjinder

We speak to a group of residents living Southall. All of them are of Punjabi descent. Here you find out more about the group and then listen to audio clips of them discussing the way they speak and how their culture and background has influenced it.

Name: Ajit Singh Khera
Age: 56
Lives in: Southall
Lived here: Between one and four years
Born in the area?: No, Malaysia
Description of own accent: London
Languages other than English: Punjabi and Malay

Name: Nishi Banga
Age: 20
Lives in: Southall
Lived here: All my life
Born in the area?: No, Perivale
Description of own accent: Relatively well spoken, slang occurs occasionally!
Languages other than English: Punjabi and Spanish


Name: Manjinder Singh Chatel
Age: 31
Lives in: Southall
Lived here: Up to four years
Born in the area?: No, Panjab, India
Description of own accent: Mix of Punjabi and English
Languages other than English: Punjabi

Name: Karanbir Singh
Age: 19
Lives in: Heston, Middlesex
Lived here: Up to four years
Born in the area?: Panjab, India
Description of own accent: I have a good English accent and can communicate with ease
Languages other than English: Punjabi, Hindu and Urdu


Listen to interview clips of our Southall group
audio Listen: Southall group interview clip 2 >
audio Listen: Southall interview clip 1 >
audio Listen: Ajit Singh Khera >
audio Listen: Nishi Banga >
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last updated: 27/07/05
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