Do you have an accent?

Of course you do; everybody does. And now there’s the Speech Accent Archive, an internet database that you can browse, containing sound data from hundreds of speakers of English from around the globe. What is it for, and how can you contribute?

UWA linguist Daniel Midgley interviews Speech Accent Archive creator Steven Weinberger on this episode of Talk the Talk.


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Here’s the Speech Accent Archive:
http://accent.gmu.edu/

An introductory article:
http://www.connectionnewspapers.com/article.asp?article=354875&paper=81&cat=104

Why do we have different accents anyway?
http://linguistlist.org/ask-ling/accent.cfm