How to Submit a Sample
Thank you for your interest in submitting dialect recordings and documents for publication on IDEA.
STEP ONE: Please familiarize yourself with the archive by examining several samples from the DIALECT & ACCENTS tab on the navigation bar above. Also, please read our RECORDING GUIDELINES and SUBMISSION GUIDELINES, and make sure your submission can adhere to those guidelines and standards. IDEA’s value depends upon the accuracy and completeness of the information you submit, though certain fields (phonetic transcriptions and scholarly analysis, for example) are not required.
STEP TWO: Please select one of the four options below by clicking the choice that best describes you. Please note: If you are recording someone other than yourself (generally the case with associate editors), you must ask the person you are recording to fill out (or allow you to do so on his or her behalf) the LAST page of THIS FIELD RECORDING GUIDE (click to open, save, and print), and assent to the terms and conditions it outlines. (The Field Recording Guide is also accessible on the menu bar, under the “Submissions” tab.) Fill out the field guide on your own behalf if you are submitting a recording of yourself. We will ask you to confirm this via digital signature during the online sample submission process.
PLEASE CLICK ONE OF THESE FOUR OPTIONS:
You have been appointed a senior or associate editor of IDEA, we have already published at least one of your previous submissions, and you have already submitted an associate-editor agreement. Also use this form if you wish to submit a sample of someone other than yourself, but you are NOT applying for an appointment as an associate editor.
You are a speaker whose natural, everyday accent/dialect will be a useful addition to IDEA, and you wish to submit a recording of yourself for publication.
You have not been previously published as an IDEA associate editor but wish to submit a first sample as part of the process of applying for an appointment.
Select this form if you are contributing to one of our SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (like Play Names & Terms), or your contribution does not fit any of three previous categories listed above.