Date: Mon, 29 Jul 1996 10:13:49 -0400
From: Allan Metcalf AAllan[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM
Subject: recordings of American English
The following request has me stumped. I know many researchers have made
recordings of American regional English, and phonograph records have been
made in the past, and projects are under way now - but does anyone make
available the kind of thing he wants? My one suggestion was to check with
DARE for their recordings, made in the 1960s.
If you know a source, I think it would be useful to post it to ADS-L as
well as to Mr. Barry. - Allan Metcalf
I'm a Producer with Sofkey International(see below), which is located
in Cambridge, MA. I am currently working on a CD-ROM product which
will be a "talking dictionary" and also the CD will have a component
entitled "English Language". The CD-ROM is aimed for the home and
My goal is to create a section that demonstrates American regional
accents. I am trying to locate a source for either high quality
recordings(audio/video) of examples of American regional accents.
Does your society or could you refer me to a source that may be
interested in participating in this type of project?
Thank You for any assistance you can provide.
KBARRY[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]SOFTKEY.COM
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