The organisers of the Evolving English exhibition at the British Library are asking people from all over the world to help with their research into how language works, simply by reading children’s story Mr. Tickle by Roger Hargreaves.
Evolving English is the first exhibition to explore the English language in all its national and international diversity. Iconic collection items are set alongside engaging everyday texts and sound recordings to show the many social, cultural and historical strands from which the language is woven. You can find out more at the Evolving English blog, written by the exhibition’s curators Adrian Edwards, Jonnie Robinson and Roger Walshe.
The exhibition runs until 3rd April 2011.