IDEA by the numbers

IDEA is now celebrating its 17th year, so for those of you who are fans of statistics, we present the following analysis. Thanks to our five senior editors, 65 associate editors, and everyone else who has contributed, the Archive now contains:

–          1,187 recordings/samples
–          1,141 recordings/samples representing a specific place and dialect
–          46 recordings/samples in our Special Collections
–          23 samples with phonetic transcriptions (and dozens more with phonetic analysis)
–          1.62 GB of recordings (not including Special Collections)
–          83 hours of recordings (not including Special Collections)

The samples represent:

–          6 continents
–          110 countries
–          49 U.S. states (we still need Idaho)
–          All 10 Canadian provinces

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