A Sound Atlas of Irish English, Volume 1
A Sound Atlas of Irish English offers a unique and comprehensive audio overview of the English language as spoken in present-day Ireland. Over 1,500 recordings cover both genders, all ages and each county. The recordings are supplemented by A Survey of Irish English Usage which consists of over 1,000 questionnaires on the acceptance of grammatical features specific to Irish English. The entire data, along with analytical software, can be accessed easily from the multi-platform DVD by means of a Java application. A Sound Atlas of Irish English is a powerful research tool for scholars and students alike who are working in sociolinguistics, dialectology or historical linguistics. System requirements: Windows PC: Pentium PC, Windows 2000/2003/XP, at least 128MB RAM, DVD-ROM Drive, 16 Bit Soundcard, XVGA (1024 x 768 resolution).Apple MAC: OS 9 or higher, 16 Bit Soundcard, at least 128MB RAM.
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Data collection and analysis
Analysing the recording exchanges
Varieties of Southern Irish English
Varieties of Northern Irish English
Data categories for Irish English
Processing software for atlas data
accent alveolar stops Atlas of Irish atlas recordings back vowels Belfast BREATHE lexical sets chart conservative Cork counties current programme data set database dental Derry dialect diphthong displayed distinction Donegal Dublin English east coast English in Ireland English input Epenthesis features of Irish folder format forms of English forms of Irish fricative Hiberno-English Hickey instance intervocalic investigator Irish English Usage Java version language shift lenition lexical set linguistic load Mid-Ulster English node Northern Ireland northern Irish English option phonetic present pronunciation questionnaire realisation recordings reference Republic of Ireland retraction retroflex rhoticity Rich Text Format rural sample sentences Sound Atlas sound files south of Ireland south-west southern speakers speech structure supraregional varieties Survey of Irish text file THINK and BREATHE typical Ulster Scots users varieties of English varieties of Irish velarised verb vowel shift Windows word processor