Accents for Actors

Accent CDs

Come check out accent CDs at the library: you can check out a USB CD/DVD drive too!

Contact Us

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Music Librarian
(607) 274-3887

Dialect Websites

International Dialects of English Archive
online archive of recordings of English-language dialects and accents as heard around the world.
Speech Accent Archive
​large set of speech samples from a variety of language backgrounds. Native and non-native speakers of English read the same paragraph and are carefully transcribed
North American English Dialects
English language dialect areas in North America

English Dialects on DVD

American Tongues (DVD 5113)
Illustrates several dialects of the English language within the United States and various attitudes about regional, social, and ethnic differences in American speech.
Do You Speak American (DVD 2458)
​Examines the dynamic state of American English, a language rich in regional variety, strong in global impact, and steeped in cultural controversy.
The Story of English (DVD 7126)
​Describes the pervasiveness of English, the world's first truly global language, from its origins through today.