The International Dialects of English Archive

Posted on Tuesday, February 12, 2008

The International Dialects of English Archive (IDEA), founded by Professor Paul Meier, is a well-organized collection of English language dialects and accents. It can be useful to ESL students, teachers and researchers as a tool to explore English pronunciation.


• Dialect and accent samples of English speakers from around the world

• Archive frequently updated and conveniently categorized into the regions of Africa, Asia, Australia-Oceania, the Caribbean, Central America, Europe, the Middle East, North America and South America

• Downloadable MP3 recordings of about 4 minutes each

• Texts providing speakers' biographical data, transcripts and other notes

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