American English Dialect Recordings: The Center for Applied Linguistics Collection

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William Van Riper Recordings for the Linguistic Atlas of Oklahoma (AFC 1984/004)

Contains interviews recorded in preparation for the Linguistic Atlas of Oklahoma. The material results from field interviews of 50 persons, carried out between 1959 and 1963. Part of the Linguistic Atlas of the United States and Canada.

American Dialect Society Collection (AFC 1984/011)

Contains 892 recordings of samples of regional American speech intended for the Linguistic Atlas of New England (LANE) and the Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE), as well as related materials. The recordings were used for teaching linguistics and for linguistic research.

Raven McDavid Regional Dialect Collection (AFC 1984/012)

Contains interviews, lectures and conferences by Raven McDavid, recorded ca. 1954-1981. Recorded in part for the Linguistic Atlas of the United States and Canada and the University of Leeds Dialect Survey.

Related External Resources

Center for Applied Linguistics (external link)

American Dialect Society (external link)

Dictionary of American Regional English (external link)

Linguistic Atlas Projects (external link)

TELSUR Project (external link)
(survey of linguistic changes in progress in North American English)

American Languages: Our Nation's Many Voices Online (external link)

International Dialects of English Archive (external link)

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