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American Languages: Our Nation's Many Voices Online

Interviews with speakers of American English dialects from across the United States, each speaker reading “Arthur the Rat.” “Arthur the Rat” is a short tale devised to obtain phonetic representation from throughout the country of all phonemes in American English. Fieldwork recordings were made of informants from all over the United States reading this passage between 1965-70. This collaboration among the Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies (MKI), the Center for the Study of Upper Midwestern Cultures (CSUMC), the Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE), and the University of Wisconsin Digital Collection Center is a funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.


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