Welcome two subjects from northeast U.S.

Monday, September 9, 2019

Say hello to two new subjects from the northeast United States: New York 35 and Massachusetts 14. The New York subject is courtesy of IDEA contributor Adam Bergquist…

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Three ‘firsts’ on IDEA

Monday, August 19, 2019

It’s a day of firsts on IDEA: our first subject from western Massachusetts, our first from south Trinidad, and our first from the Caribbean island territory of Anguilla….

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See our new Speech and Voice Disorders page

Friday, August 16, 2019

We’ve just revised our Speech and Voice Disorders page. Not only is our collection of links easier to find and access, but we have a brand-new contribution from…

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Welcome a new Chinese subject

Saturday, August 10, 2019

IDEA has more subjects from China than from any other nation except the United States and the United Kingdom. And thanks to IDEA Associate Editor Bryn Austin, we…

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Introducing new ‘GenAm’ recording

Thursday, August 8, 2019

We’ve just added a new recording of Comma Gets a Cure being spoken in a General American dialect. As with all our recordings in our General American Special…

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Thank you, VASTA!

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

The annual conference for the Voice and Speech Trainers Association (VASTA) is underway in Orlando, Florida, and more than a dozen IDEA editors are there. In addition to…

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New “Estuary” British subject added

Saturday, August 3, 2019

IDEA Founder and Director Paul Meier has just added a valuable new “Estuary” dialect to the archive: England 107.

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DARE to listen

Friday, August 2, 2019

The mission of The Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE), is closely linked to that of IDEA. To find out more about DARE, check out this month’s In…

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Congratulations, Dylan!

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Congratulations, Dylan Paul, on your triumphant opening of Moulin Rouge on Broadway! Long may it run! And it sounds like it will, based on The New York Times’…

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VASTA conference set for August 4-7

Saturday, July 27, 2019

The annual conference of the Voice and Speech Trainers Association (VASTA) will be held at the Embassy Suites in downtown Orlando, Florida, on August 4-7. VASTA and IDEA…

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