I would like to thank the following people and institutions:
Prof. Katarzyna Dziubalska-Kołaczyk (Adam Mickiewicz University), my Professor and Mentor who has inspired my interest in and enthusiasm for the study of sounds. She also unfailingly lent me her support in my long and arduous quest to win a research project.
Dr Willem Hollmann (Lancaster University) whose (one of many) research interests is Lancashire dialect. I owe him my deepest gratitude for his contribution to the project.
The Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University, for invaluable assistance in carrying out the project
The National Science Centre for funding the project.
Mikołaj Płaczek (Poznan University of Technology) for technical help and patience.