Self-Submission

Thank you for your interest in submitting your unique voice as a sample to IDEA. Please complete this form with meticulous attention to detail. There is a good deal of information required to complete the submission process, so we encourage you to set aside at least thirty minutes to complete this form. You have the right to refuse certain information, but please note that the value of this archive directly depends upon the accuracy and completeness of the information contained in it. As such, we ask that you complete every form field. If information is refused or unavailable, please enter "N/A". Fields marked [*] are required for the submission to be accepted- no "N/A" may be used in these fields. Be aware that if you return to a previous step, the scholarly commentary field will need to be refilled. As such, please complete the entire form in sequential order without returning to previous steps unless needed.

YOU MUST ENTER N/A IF YOU DO NOT HAVE THE INFORMATION.

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  • Waiver and Liability Release

    I hereby grant and assign to IDEA, and its successors and assigns, exclusive rights, including copyright, to use, license, sell, and otherwise exploit each and every recording, compilation, or other document that I have submitted or will submit. Each and every such recording, compilation, or other document is a "work made for hire" and I understand that I will not be the copyright owner thereof and will have no rights thereto. I understand that the recordings and documents may be published and distributed by means of various media, including, but not limited to the Internet. I make my voluntary, unremunerated contributions to the archive in the interests of dialect research. I further understand that IDEA may distribute and/or offer for sale copies of the archive to inform students, professionals, and the public about dialects of English. I understand that IDEA, its publishers, employees, and agents cannot warrant or guarantee that use of my sound recordings and documents, freely available on the World Wide Web, will be subject to their supervision or control. Accordingly, I release IDEA, its publishers, employees, and agents from any and all liability related to dissemination of the material I have contributed and/or will contribute. I have read this document and understand its contents.
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