A Linguist’s Dream: The Speech Accent Archive

A Linguist’s Dream: The Speech Accent Archive
Innovation
Nicko Margolies
  • 6 october 2008

George Mason University has developed a thorough compilation of English accents online at their Speech Accent Archive.  The site asks for a participant in the study to read a standardized elicitation paragraph and upload the recording.  In addition to audio samples of each accent, the Speech Accent Archive keeps track of biographical and regional data.  Each clip has a readout of the sample paragraph next to the phonetic transcription.

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