New Arkansas subject addresses racial inequality

Monday, September 28, 2020

Please welcome Arkansas 36, a 39-year-old Black man from Warren, Arkansas. While most IDEA subjects read a scripted passage (either Comma Gets a Cure or, in the case…

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Introducing new Russian, Kazakhstan subjects

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Thanks to Ivan Masterov, IDEA’s newest associate editor, we have three new subjects from Russia and one from Kazakhstan. See Russia 22, 23, and 24, and Kazakhstan 3.

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Please welcome Ireland 18

Monday, September 21, 2020

Please welcome our 18th subject from the Republic of Ireland. The new sample, a self-submission, is from a 35-year-old woman from South Dublin and County Wicklow.

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Introducing new Russian editor

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Congratulations to Ivan Masterov on becoming IDEA’s newest associate editor. Ivan represents his native Russia, for which he has recently submitted five samples. His most recent subjects are…

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Welcome two new Russian subjects

Sunday, August 30, 2020

We’re proud to introduce two new subjects from Russia. Russia 16 is from Siberia, and Russia 17 is from a city just east of Moscow. They are both…

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Introducing our third D.C. subject

Sunday, August 23, 2020

Thanks to Senior Editor Sarah Maria Nichols, IDEA has its third subject from the capital of the United States, Washington, D.C. The subject is a 33-year-old Black man…

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Welcome 4 Alberta subjects and new associate editor

Thursday, August 6, 2020

We’re proud to introduce a new IDEA associate editor: Adam Lane Bergquist. Based in Canada, Adam joins IDEA with four new subjects from the province of Alberta. See…

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‘The Syringa Tree’

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Thanks to Judylee Vivier, IDEA is now proud to offer a recording of the South African names and terms from The Syringa Tree, by Pamela Gien. The recording…

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Welcome our first Sacramento subject

Monday, July 27, 2020

We’re proud to introduce our first subject from the capital city of California: Sacramento. The 19-year-old student is also our first African-American subject from California.

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Welcome new Atlanta subject

Monday, July 6, 2020

We’re proud to welcome our first subject from Atlanta, Georgia. Though her regional dialect is extremely slight and could even be characterized as something akin to General American,…

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