Dynamic Dialects

Dynamic Dialects contains an articulatory video-based corpus of speech samples from world-wide accents of English. Videos in this corpus contain synchronised audio, ultrasound-tongue-imaging video and video of the moving lips.

Accent Map showing the video of spontaneous speech from Maraval, Trinidad.
Accent Map showing the video of spontaneous speech from Maraval, Trinidad.

Dynamic Dialects contains an articulatory video-based corpus of speech samples from world-wide accents of English. Videos in this corpus contain synchronised audio, ultrasound-tongue-imaging video and video of the moving lips. The website contains three main resources: A clickable Accent Map: clicking on points of the map will open up links to ultrasound tongue videos showing a comparable set of words and a spontaneous speech excerpt for speakers of world-wide Englishes; a clickable Accent Chart: this provides ultrasound tongue and lip video for a comparable set of words and a spontaneous speech excerpt for speakers of world-wide Englishes. You can filter by accent, gender, and agerange; an introduction to UTI and lip video recording techniques. The online resource is a product of the collaboration between researchers at six Scottish Universities: the University of Glasgow, Queen Margaret University Edinburgh, Edinburgh Napier University, the University of Strathclyde, the University of Edinburgh and the University of Aberdeen.

Project website: https://www.dynamicdialects.ac.uk/


Main contact: Jane Stuart-Smith

Developers: Brian AitkenIain Edmonds

Start year: 2011

End year: 2015

Funded by: AHRCCarnegie Trust

Subject area: English Language & Linguistics

Keywords: MappingPhonetics

Record last updated 2019-12-20