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ERIC Number: ED199782
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
University of South Alabama Dialect Tape Center: Audio Tape Resources.
Mele, Joseph C.
Intended for use by teachers, actors, linguists, sociologists, and others interested in dialect study, this catalog lists the holdings of the Dialect Tape Center at the University of South Alabama (Mobile), an organization that was founded to provide ready access to tape recordings of representative American English as it is currently spoken throughout the country. In addition, the catalogue provides a limited listing of tapes of non-American speaking English in 23 foreign countries. The tapes listed were recorded from individuals selected as typical of the local population of speakers, and each tape generally consists of two parts: an impromptu monologue and a 44-sentence sequence highlighting each American phoneme. The catalog is divided alphabetically according to state and then to city, county, or region. Each of the more than 300 entries also provides information concerning the age and sex of the speaker and the date the recording was made. An ordering code number is provided for each tape. (FL)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: University of South Alabama, Mobile.