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Monday, February 07, 2005

speech accent archive

The speech accent archive "examines the accented speech of speakers from many different language backgrounds reading the same sample paragraph."

Site currently has 404 speech samples including dutch, catalan, gujarati, kazakh speakers (and more!).

Gujarati speakers hail from Ahmedabad and Bombay with a third born in Ireland.

For each speaker the site provides information about place of birth, native language, other second languages, age, sex, age of English onset, type of English learning method, length of residence.


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