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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

MITH Digital Dialogue: Leigh Wilson Smiley, "Vocal Visions"

The Visual Accent Dialect Archive (VADA) was created as a central resource for performers seeking authentic dialects and accents of the English language in which they could see the speakers as well as hear them. As a crowd-sourced website, or wiki, VADA has the potential to attract dialect and accent donations from all over the world. Donors may speak a story, or a list of words, or a paragraph. Once the VADA website is populated, researchers can click on a specific region, country, or state and locate the specific dialect or accent. In addition to being a central resource for performers, the website provides excellent cultural information for anthropologists and linguists. Leigh Wilson Smiley is a professional actor and expert on voice, accents, and dialects. She is the Associate Director of Theatre, and the Head of the MFA in Performance Program in the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies at the University of Maryland College Park. {Will appear in FYI on Feb 28, 2012
Start Time:
12:30 PM
End Time:
1:45 PM
MITH Conference Room
Common Location Name:
McKeldin Library
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Other Contact Information:
Emma M Millon +1 301 405 9887

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