Say hi to new Virginia & Arkansas subjects

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Please welcome Virginia 12 and Arkansas 26. Both possess noticeable regional dialects and tell interesting stories about their youth. The Virginia subject, at the age of 92, is…

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Welcome unique Arkansas subject

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Please welcome our latest subject from the U.S. state of Arkansas. Arkansas 25 is part of Associate Editor Ben Corbett‘s project to record a subject from every county…

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Listen to a “blue” Arkansas story

Monday, January 27, 2020

Our latest Arkansas subject, an 85-year-old man from Fayetteville, tells a blue story, literally, about his early days at the University of Arkansas. Intrigued? Check it out here….

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Arkansas and New Jersey subjects join IDEA

Thursday, January 23, 2020

It’s not often that the U.S. states of Arkansas and New Jersey have something in common, but today they do: Both have new IDEA subjects. Please welcome Arkansas…

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Congrats to Sarah Nichols, new senior editor

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Please join us in congratulating Sarah Maria Nichols on her promotion from associate to senior editor of IDEA. Senior editor is the title with which we honor those…

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Introducing four new subjects (from Chile & Virginia)

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

IDEA has just added four new subjects: three from the South American nation of Chile (Chile 6, 7, and 8) and one from the U.S. state of Virginia….

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“Caucasian” vs. “white”

Friday, January 17, 2020

Here at IDEA — and, indeed, around the world — people tend to use “Caucasian” and “white” interchangeably. But, as Associate Editor Bryn Austin recently reminded us, there…

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Welcome first subject of 2020: Vietnam 4

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

We ring in the new year here at IDEA with our fourth subject from Vietnam. Happy 2020 to all of you, and thanks for your continued support.

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The origins of ‘Comma Gets a Cure’

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

If you’ve listened to audio samples on IDEA, you’ve undoubtedly heard the now famous Comma Gets a Cure elicitation passage that precedes most recordings of subjects’ unscripted speech….

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The Year in Review

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

It’s been a great 2019 at IDEA! Deepest thanks and congratulations to the following editors whose samples we published this year: Bryn Austin (13), Ben Corbett (12), Kris…

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