Standard Submission

Thank you for your interest in submitting a sample to IDEA. Please use this form to supply the details of the recorded speaker. (That is YOU if this is a self-submission.) If the speaker refuses certain information (his or her age, for example), or the information is unavailable, please enter "N/A". Fields marked [*] are required for the submission to be accepted; in those fields, we strongly discourage the use of "N/A." Be aware that if you return to a previous step, the information you have entered in the fields in the page you are currently on might be lost. So please complete the entire form in sequential order without returning to previous steps unless needed.

YOU MUST ENTER N/A IF YOU DO NOT HAVE THE INFORMATION.

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  • Waiver and Liability Release

    I hereby grant and assign to IDEA, and its successors and assigns, exclusive rights, including copyright, to use, license, sell, and otherwise exploit this recording and related documents that I have submitted. This recording and related documents are a "work made for hire," and I understand that I will not be the copyright owner thereof and will have no rights thereto. I understand that the recordings and documents may be published and distributed by means of various media, including but not limited to the internet. I make my voluntary, unremunerated contributions to the archive in the interests of dialect research. I further understand that IDEA may distribute and/or offer for sale copies of the archive to inform students, professionals, and the public about dialects of English. I understand that IDEA, its publishers, employees, and agents cannot warrant or guarantee that use of my sound recordings and documents, freely available on the internet, will be subject to their supervision or control. Accordingly, I release IDEA, its publishers, employees, and agents from any and all liability related to dissemination of the material I have contributed and/or will contribute. I have read this document and understand its contents.
  • Enter Your Information Below

  • Your full name, typed above, starting with your first name, will be accepted as your signature.
  • Please enter your initials, reaffirming your digital signature. By initialing, you confirm that you are agreeing to the Waiver and Liability Release above.

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  • You are required to enter your address ONLY if this is your first IDEA submission.
  • You are required to enter your phone number ONLY if this is your first IDEA submission.