Welcome a new nation: Belize

Friday, April 3, 2020

We’re proud to invite Belize into the IDEA family of nations. Thanks to Associate Editor Tshari King, we have our first subject from the Central American/Caribbean country. See…

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Secret languages

Friday, April 3, 2020

The “E” in IDEA obviously stands for English, but we at the archive care about other languages too. Indeed, many subjects whose first language is not English are…

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Welcome new senior editor, Ben Corbett

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Congratulations to Ben Corbett, who now joins the ranks of IDEA’s senior editors. Numbering just 10, our senior editors have contributed exceptional numbers of high-quality samples and other…

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Arkansas lightning strikes

Monday, March 16, 2020

A character in David Fincher’s The Curious Case of Benjamin Button recounts getting struck by lightning seven times during his life. Our new Arkansas subject isn’t quite that…

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Welcome another great Arkansas story

Friday, March 13, 2020

Thanks to IDEA Associate Editor Ben Corbett, we have another great story from an Arkansas subject: Arkansas 30. This particular subject, Zeek Taylor, recounts how he and his…

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Podcast addresses Spanish & Latino/a/x language, culture

Monday, March 2, 2020

The latest In a Manner of Speaking podcast from IDEA  Founder and Director Paul Meier is all about Spanish and Latino/a/x culture, identity, and language. Paul’s special guest…

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Aliens in Arkansas?

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Our interesting collection of Arkansas subjects expands with the addition of a 69-year-old woman from Huntsville. Recorded by IDEA Associate Editor Ben Corbett, the subject recounts a possible…

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An Arkansas rite of passage

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Our latest Arkansas subject, our 27th from that state, tells a graphic, grisly story about a hunting trip. Specifically, he describes a detail that he considers a rite…

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Welcome new Yorkshire subject

Monday, February 3, 2020

If you’re studying British dialects, you will like our latest subject from Yorkshire. Specifically, he’s from the city of Bradford, in West Yorkshire.

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Celebrating Scotland

Saturday, February 1, 2020

This month’s edition of Paul Meier’s In a Manner of Speaking podcast is all about Scotland: its rich dialects, accents, and languages. Paul’s guest is distinguished professor and…

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