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LINGUIST List 19.229

Sat Jan 19 2008

FYI: English Speech Samples for Accent Analysis

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        1.    David Liu, English Speech Samples for Accent Analysis

Message 1: English Speech Samples for Accent Analysis
Date: 18-Jan-2008
From: David Liu <adminkantalk.com>
Subject: English Speech Samples for Accent Analysis
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KanTalk.com is an online learning community that enables non-native English
speakers to improve their spoken skills. Over the past year, over 1,080
people from various language backgrounds have recorded over 1,480 speech
samples at the site, mostly reading the same paragraph.

These digital speech collections are open to anyone in the linguistic
community who does research and analysis on English accent and language
acquisition. The demographic information, such as age, gender, native
language, and etc., are available for the most of the recordings. The
collections can be accessed online free of charge at

For any further information or questions, please contact KanTalk.com by
email at adminkantalk.com.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Discipline of Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Phonetics; Phonology; Text/Corpus Linguistics

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