Tag Archives: dialects

Resources: English Phonetic Transcription

English Phonetic Transcription. A text to IPA converter for English. Students beware, your teachers know what you’re up to. 🙂 Advertisements

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Resources: “DO YOU SOUND ASIAN WHEN YOU SPEAK ENGLISH?” RACIAL IDENTIFICATION AND VOICE IN CHINESE AND KOREAN AMERICANS ENGLISH — Newman and Wu 86 2: 152 — American Speech

      The use of speech in racial identification has important legal consequences.  Many of my students are shocked when statements about the racial identity of unseen speakers is allowed in court testimony (e.g. the OJ Simpson trial).  In … Continue reading

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Conferences: BUCLD 36

The 36 Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development is now accepting abstract submissions for the November 4-6, 2011 Conference.  Featured speakers will include Sandra Waxman, Cornelia Hamaan, Harald Clahsen, Holger Hopp, Donna Lardiere, and Silvina Montrul.  The conference webpage … Continue reading

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Resources: American Tongues (Online)

American Tongues is a classic film on language variation and the attitudes we have towards it.  This documentary was produced by Louis Alvarez and Andrew Kolker, and it is the inaugral film in the Point of View (POV) documentary series on … Continue reading

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Resources: Interactive IPA charts

Students often struggle to learn how to associate the symbols of the IPA chart with their corresponding sounds.  Here’s another source of help:  an interactive IPA chart from Paul Meier, of the University of Kansas Theatre Department, who founded IDEA. … Continue reading

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