Oral Histories reorganized

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

We’ve just reorganized our Oral Histories page, creating separate pages for each of the four recordings. We’ve also included our three recordings of Holocaust survivors on this revised…

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IDEA adds Jamaican sample and Oral History

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

IDEA Founder and Director Paul Meier has added a new Jamaican sample and Oral History. Both are recordings of Wyllie Longmore, a well-known English actor and drama-school principal….

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Welcome new editor for Japan

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Please welcome new associate editor for Japan, Helen Gent. Helen has just contributed four great samples to the archive. All four contain full phonetic transcriptions. Check them out…

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Japanese sample added

Monday, October 3, 2016

A new Japanese sample, IDEA’s 12th, has just been added, thanks to IDEA contributor Helen Gent. It’s notable for its scholarly commentary and also its phonetic transcription of…

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New Caribbean country added

Friday, August 26, 2016

IDEA has just added a new country, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Our first sample from that Caribbean island nation is courtesy of Associate Editor Elizabeth Montoya-Stemann. On…

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A better IDEA

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

The temporary URLs you might have noticed while browsing the site the last ten days have now been replaced by the usual, official” URLs, which all begin with…

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A better IDEA

Saturday, August 13, 2016

We are remodeling the site to make IDEA faster, enabling you to access your favorite pages and sound files instantly. During this transition you see we are using…

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Third Papua New Guinea sample added

Thursday, June 2, 2016

We’ve just introduced our third sample from Papua New Guinea, thanks to IDEA Associate Editor Linda Nicholls-Gidley.

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‘Master Harold and the Boys’ page added

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

IDEA has just added a page to our Special Collections devoted to the pronunciation of the names from the play Master Harold and the Boys, by Athol Fugard….

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Fourth Iowa sample added

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

We’ve just added our fourth sample from the U.S. state of Iowa. The 30-year-old woman from Iowa City was recorded by Associate Editor Kris Danford.

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