Oral Histories

You will find on this page links to sound files of native speakers talking about the places they live and their personal experiences. They are all incidentally useful for dialect research. These recordings are typically much longer and more detailed than recordings found on other IDEA pages, or represent subjects who are either not easily categorized by a single geographic region or perhaps have insight into a single cultural event, such as the Holocaust.

Please select a sample from the list below.

Cuba History 1

Devon History 1

Devon History 2

Holocaust 1

Holocaust 2

Holocaust 3

Jamaica History 1

South Africa History 1

Suffolk History 1