26 Dec 2012

Pronunciation - varieties of English

This bit lists online resources related to the varieties of English:

You Say Potato - check how people pronounce POTATO worldwide :-)
http://www.panmacmillan.com/book/bencrystal/yousaypotato
Regional UK accents by British Council
https://soundcloud.com/britishcouncil/sets/regional-uk-accents
Dialects Archive by Paul Meier
If you don't know how to pronounce a particular word in any English.
http://www.oddcast.com/home/demos/tts/tts_example.php?sitepal
Speech Accent Archive (English Worldwide) - a brilliant web!!!!!
Dialect Blog
Accents of English from around the world
Studying varieties of English
Varieties of English
Dialects of English
Sounds familiar? - British Library resources
International dialects of English Archive
BBC voices
Wiki gives you a full contrast!
Worldwide accents of English
The Audio archive
Accents and dialects - historical recordings
IDEA - The International Dialects of English Archive
Evolving English: One language, many voices - Recordings of a children's story Mr. Tickle by R.Hargreaves or a list of six words
http://www.bl.uk/evolvingenglish/mapabout.html
Routledge Sociolinguistics: Sociolinguistic methods for data collection and interpretation (language variation exercises):  Introduction: t vs. glottal stop, Chapter 1: -ing vs. -in

Britishisation & Americanisation
Americanisation survey
Britishisms and the Britishisation of American English
What you ought to know - Language Guide. Watch until the very end. Don't you just love it? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGctUr4biF8&feature=related
UK languages and culture
London vs. Scotland
English slang
Cockney - the origin of the word

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