ERIC Number: ED030668
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-May
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Recordings of Standard English in the United States and Canada. Interim Report.
Davis, A. L.; And Others
This study involved the preparation of a set of 32 tape recordings of speakers of standard regional varieties of English in the United States and Canada, and the preparation of descriptive materials to accompany the tapes. Each tape includes (1) replies to 237 items based upon the pronunciation items of the "Linguistic Atlas of the United States and Canada," (2) minimum contrast sets, (3) a reading of "Arthur the Rat," and (4) a passage of spontaneous speech. These tapes may be used by scholars for studying the regional standards of spoken English or by high schools and colleges to illustrate variations in spoken English. Speakers from the following states and provinces were taped: Alabama, California, District of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, and Ontario. Copies of the tapes will be made available at cost to institutions and scholars from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago. (A copy of the questionnaire used to elicit replies comprises approximately half of this report, and a one-page catalog of the tapes is included.) (Author/LH)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Illinois State-Wide Curriculum Study Center in the Preparation of Secondary English Teachers, Urbana.