Paul Meier

FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR
Professor Emeritus, University of Kansas
Associate Editor Emeritus, Voice & Speech Review
President, Paul Meier Dialect Services

 

Contributions to IDEA:
AFRICA
Algeria 1 | Angola 1 | Cameroon 3 | Ethiopia 1 | Madagascar 1 | Mauritania 1 | Nigeria 1 | South Africa 25 | Tanzania 1

ASIA
Bangladesh 1 | Bangladesh 2 | Beijing 1 | Fujian 1 Guangdong 1 | India 4 |  India 7 |   Japan 1 | Japan 2 | Japan 3 | Japan 4 | Japan 5 | Jiangsu 1 | Jiangsu 2 | Kazakhstan 1 | Mongolia 1 | Pakistan 2 | Shanxi 1South Korea 1 | Taiwan 1 | Taiwan 3 | Thailand 2 | Thailand 3 | Uzbekistan 1 | Vietnam 3

AUSTRALIA
Australia 1 | Australia 3 | Australia 6

CARIBBEAN
Cuba 3 | Dominican Republic 1 | Haiti 1Jamaica 3 | Jamaica 6 | Jamaica 15

CENTRAL AMERICA
Costa Rica 1 | El Salvador 1 | Guatemala 1

EUROPE
Austria 3 | Bulgaria 1 | Cyprus 1 | Czech Republic 3Czech Republic 4 | England 1 | England 2 | England 3 | England 4 | England 8 | England 11 | England 12 | England 28 | England 31 | England 32 | England 33 | England 34 | England 35 | England 36 | England 37 | England 38 | England 39 | England 40 | England 41 | England 42 | England 43 | England 44 | England 45 | England 46England 48 | England 49England 50 | England 51 | England 52 | England 53 | England 55 | England 56 | England 57 | England 95 | England 96 | Finland 1 | Finland 2Finland 3 | Finland 4 | Finland 5 | France 2 | France 3 | France 4 | France 5 | France 6 | France 7 | Germany 1 | Germany 2 | Germany 4 | Germany 6 | Germany 10 | Greece (Hellas)1 | Greece (Hellas)3 | Hungary 1 | Hungary 5 | Ireland 1 | Ireland 3 | Ireland 4 | Italy 1 | Italy 2 | Italy 3 | Italy 4 | Italy 5 | Italy 6 |  Italy 10 | Italy 15 | Macedonia 1Netherlands 1 | Northern Ireland 1 | Northern Ireland 4 | Northern Ireland 5 | Poland 3 | Poland 6 | Russia 1 | Russia 2 | Russia 4 | Russia 6 | Russia 7 | Russia 8Scotland 1 | Scotland 2 | Scotland 3 | Scotland 17 | Spain 3 | Ukraine 1

MIDDLE EAST
Iran 2Iran 3 | Iran 4Iran5 |Iran 6 | Iran 7 |  Iraq 1 |  Israel 1Israel 4 | Saudi Arabia 3 | Syria 1  |  Syria 2

NORTH AMERICA
Canada: Quebec 5 |   United States: Connecticut 1 | Georgia 1 | Illinois 1 | Illinois 2 | Kansas 4 | Kansas 5Kentucky 1 | Kentucky 2 | Maine 2 | Massachusetts 9 | Michigan 11 | Minnesota 2 | Minnesota 3 | Minnesota 4 | Minnesota 5 | Missouri 20New Jersey 3 | New Jersey 5 | New York 5 | New York 6 | New York 16 | North Carolina 22 | North Dakota 1 | Virginia 1 | Virginia 10 | Wisconsin 9

SOUTH AMERICA
Argentina 1 | Argentina 2 | Brazil 1Brazil 8 | Chile 1 | Colombia 1Ecuador 1 | Peru 1 | Peru 2Peru 6 | Venezuela 1Venezuela 4

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (ORAL HISTORIES)
Devon History 1 | Jamaica History 1

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (PLAY NAMES AND TERMS)
The Bear | Cabaret | The Cherry Orchard | Chess | Fiddler on the Roof | Ivanov | The King and I | The Marriage Proposal | On the Harmfulness of Tobacco | Playboy of the Western World | Ragtime | The Seagull | The Three Sisters | Top Girls | Translations (Latin) | Translations (Irish) | Uncle Vanya

 

Bio: Paul Meier is a leading figure in the world of stage dialects. He has coached many feature films (see his listing in the Internet Movie Database), hundreds of stage productions, and has taught voice, speech, dialects/accents, and Shakespeare text in many of the most famous drama schools in the USA and his native England; these include the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, and the North Carolina School of the Arts.

He is a professor in the Theatre Department of the University of Kansas. He founded IDEA in 1997 and has been its director and principle contributor of dialect samples, contributing nearly 20% of the archive personally. His Accents & Dialects for Stage and Screen is a leading textbook in theatre departments and conservatories around the world. This and his other dialect instruction books, booklets, CDs, eBooks, and services are available at Paul Meier Dialect Services.

To help IDEA’s users better understand phonetics, Paul, in collaboration with IDEA Senior Editor, Eric Armstrong, created these free, online, interactive charts of the International Phonetic Alphabet. They are also available as a CD-ROM and as an interactive app for iOS devices.

 

Contact: director@dialectsarchive.com