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  • Dec 15, 2011
  • 01:15 AM

Great IDEA:International Dialects of English Archive Clocks One Million Hits Annually

Lesley Lanir / Decoded Science
In 1997, Meier founded IDEA, The International Dialects of English Archive, a unique internet site that holds digitized recordings of hundreds of examples of dialects and accents of native English speakers. Meier, the director of IDEA, provides the majority of the voice samples; the example accents he collects are chiefly from Southern England.

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