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Accents and accentuation

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View Resource Speech Accent Archive

Developed by a team of researchers at George Mason University, this rather fascinating site contains speech samples of 259 individuals from different language backgrounds reading the same paragraph. Some of the languages included on the site include Portuguese, Sardinian, Polish, and Urdu. Clicking on any one of the languages will take users to an individualized page that contains a sound bar,...
View Resource British Library: Sound Maps

Can you locate a Cockney accent? What about the location of different traditional types of music in Britain? Both of these tasks are possible and quite enjoyable via the British Library's Sound Maps website. Visitors are encouraged to use the interactive maps here to explore nine different sound clusters, including Music from India, Wildlife recordings, and Accent & Dialects. This last one is a...