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Oliver O’Brien features on BBC News online

Oliver O’Brien features on BBC News online

On 7 October 2015, CDRC’s UCL researcher Oliver O’Brien featured on an article in the BBC News online.

Titled ‘London’s Underground Languages’ the article tracks the most common linguistic journeys across the Victoria Line, identifying a rich diversity of languages depending on the point of any given journey.

Oliver’s contribution included a map of Londoners that refer to French as their main language, with an explanation of some key trends, such as the emergence of a jetsetting French community scattered close to the Victoria line.

To access the article: 

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