LINGUIST List 6.1027

Mon Jul 31 1995

Qs: Dialect samples, IBM sound software

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  1. "L. HILLMAN", Q: Sources for audio tapes of English regional dialects
  2. Jill Pellettieri, Software

Message 1: Q: Sources for audio tapes of English regional dialects

Date: Sat, 29 Jul 1995 10:59:45 Q: Sources for audio tapes of English regional dialects
From: "L. HILLMAN" <LBHNDPritvax.isc.rit.edu>
Subject: Q: Sources for audio tapes of English regional dialects

Dear Colleagues,

In an Introduction to Sociolinguistics course, I usually play for my
students a tape of some six or eight regional dialects of English, some
from England and some from the United States. These are samples I have
collected over time from commercial sources or by recording the
occasional student who is not from the area in which we are located.

However, as you might imagine, it is very difficult to find more than a
few people to record; and I would like to extend the range of the
samples I can use.

Does anyone have in standard audio cassette format a collection of
English dialect samples which s/he is willing to share, or know
of a commercial source for such samples? Naturally, in this age of
budget-cutting, cost is an issue....

Many thanks in advance; and of course, if people indicate an interest, I
will post a summary.

Louis B. Hillman lbhndprit.edu

Applied Computer Technology Department | English Department
Rochester Institute of Technology | SUNY College at Brockport
Rochester, NY | Brockport, NY
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Message 2: Software

Date: Sun, 30 Jul 1995 22:11:07 Software
From: Jill Pellettieri <jlpellettieriucdavis.edu>
Subject: Software

Hi,

I'm posting this message to ask if anyone knows of IBM software that would
allow you to feed it recorded sound and then measure the sound (in terms of
cycles per second, etc.). Please respond to my personal address and if
there is interest I will post a summary.

Thank you,
Jill Pellettieri
Dept. of Spanish
UC Davis
jlpellettieriucdavis.edu
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