Our Speaker for January

Our speaker for January is Susan Purcell.Those of you who have been members of our Club for at least eight years may recall that Susan has given a previous presentation to the Club – on 7th April 2011 to be precise. Her subject then was ‘Dictionaries’ and John Coleman was our Speaker Secretary at the time. She tells us that the talk went down very well and she particularly remembers the ‘nice email of thanks and appreciation from John’.

On this occasion, Susan, who lives locally in Shalford, will talk to us about ‘Accents and Dialects, including the old Surrey Dialect’. Susan is a professional linguist, crossword compiler and editor, lexicographer (dictionary compiler) and the author of 12 books related to words and language.She is well regarded in her field of expertise and is currently the regional co-ordinator for the Society of Authors.