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Dialect, accent
& ipa resources

 

DIALECT & ACCENT RESOURCE COMPILATION

 

This document is an open-ended collection. If you have a suggested resource that you think should be added, if you find a broken link, or if you have any questions, contact info@actorsdialectcoach.com.

GENERAL USEFUL WEBSITES

International Phonetic Association’s Voice IPA Chart

 

TypeIt - In Browser IPA Keyboard

 

International Dialects of English Archive (IDEA)

 

Speech Accent Archive

 

Visual Accent and Dialect Archive (VADA)

 

The British Library Accents and Dialects Bank

Story Corps

 

SeeingSpeech.com (IPA Charts with MRI Imaging)
 

The Pink Trombone (Artificial Speech Synthesis)

 

Voice and Speech Teacher Association (VASTA)

 

 

BOOKS

 

Accents & Dialects for Stage and Screen by Paul Meier

 

Accents of English (various volumes) by John Wells

 

Acting with an Accent (various volumes) by David Alan Stern

 

The Eloquent Shakespeare by Gary Logan (pronunciation guide)

 

Experiencing Speech: A Skills Based Panlingual Approach to Actor Training by Andrea Caban, Julie Pho, Jeffrey Parker

 

Gillian Lane Plescia’s accents “For The Actor” series (various volumes)

 

The Joy of Phonetics and Accents by Louis Colaianni

 

Lexical Sets for Actors by Eric Armstrong

 

Longman Pronunciation Dictionary by J.C. Wells (pronunciation guide)

 

Phonetic Symbol Guide by Geoffrey K. Pullum and William A. Ladusaw

 

Speaking with Skill by Dudley Knight

 

Speak with Distinction by Edith Skinner



 

ONLINE PRONUNCIATION GUIDES

 

Wiktionary

 

The Cambridge Online Dictionary

 

The Oxford English Dictionary

 

Forvo

 

Youglish


 

APPS

 

IPA Keyboard for iPhone

 

IPA Keyboard for Android

 

Interactive IPA for iPhone by Paul Meier

 

BLOGS AND RESOURCE COMPILATIONS

 

Scott Alan Moffitt’s & Krista Scott’s Dialect and Accent Resources

 

John Wells’ blog, father of the Lexical Set

 

IDEA Resource List

 

DialectBlog.com


 

ARTICLES & VIDEO ESSAYS

 

How to Remember the IPA Vowel Chart

 

How To Learn a Dialect, According to a Voice Coach

 

Is There a Place in America Where People Speak With Neutral Accents?

 

What’s the difference between ‘General American’, ‘Standard American’, and Midatlantic?

 

The Politics of Pronunciation

 

Why Linguists Are Fascinated by the American Jewish Accent

How to Pronounce the L Sound: Light L vs. Dark L

 

How dialect coaches put the accent on performance

 

Why Do Dwarves Sound Scottish and Elves Sound Like Royalty?

A London Accent from the 14th to the 21st Centuries

 

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