This archive contains recordings made by staff and students in the Phonetics subject area at the University of Edinburgh, from the mid- to late- 1900s. These were originally housed in the Phonetics department, later to become part of the Linguistics department. They include recordings made by David Abercrombie, Peter Ladefoged and Betsy Uldall, numerous recordings of students reading "Arthur the Rat", and many others.

Items in this Collection

  • Arthur the Rat 

    Girdwood, David; University of Edinburgh; Other (University of Edinburgh. School of Philosophy, Psychology, and Language Sciences. Department of Linguistics and English Language, 2013-11-11)
    Readings of "Arthur the Rat" as recorded by both staff and students at the University of Edinburgh, from the end of 1949, through to the mid-60s. Please see the associated file "Read me Arthur the Rat.doc/.txt" for more ...
  • The North Wind and the Sun 

    Abercombie, David (University of Edinburgh. School of Philosophy, Psychology, and Language Sciences. Department of Linguistics and English Language, 2013-11-01)
    Recordings of Aesop's Fables "The North Wind and the Sun" from a wide range of participants, both male and female, made during the 1950s and 60s, and spoken in a variety of languages. Please see the associated file "Read ...
  • Moray House Child Tapes 

    Girdwood, David; University of Edinburgh; Other (University of Edinburgh. School of Philosophy, Psychology, and Language Sciences. Department of Linguistics and English Language, 2013-10-28)
    Recordings of children, made between 1961 - 1965, being asked to identify and name images from an undisclosed book and asked to repeat words at the interviewer's discretion.
  • Vowel Sentences 

    Uldall, Elizabeth Theodora (University of Edinburgh. School of Philosophy, Psychology, and Language Sciences. Department of Linguistics and English Language, 2013-10-23)
    Spoken short sentences, one for each cardinal vowel, where a vowel occurs in various phonological and phonetic contexts. Please see file "Read Me Vowel Sentences" for more details.
  • General Catalogue [of recorded speech] 

    Abercombie, David; Aitken, Adam Jack; Altman, Gerry; Anthony, James K.; Arbor, Ann; Bard, E.G.; Barnes, P.F.R.; Bernstein, Basil; Brown, Keith; Brown, Roger; Cachia, Pierre; Carrington, Marry; Catford, Ian; Catford, John Cunnison; Chang, Pandora; Clark, John; Clarke, John; Clayre, Iain F.C.S.; Collinson, F.; Criper, Clive; Criper, Lindsay; Dewar, Ann; Fox, Anthony; Griggs, D.; Harris, Jimmy; Higgs, Jody; Hill, Trevor; Hutcheson, Sandy; Iles, Laurence A.; Iles, R.; James, Ross; Jischer – Jórgensen, Eli; Jones, Daniel; Judge, Sally; Ladd, Bob; Laver, John; Lhote, Elisabeth; Ludden, Brian; McAlister, J.; McKnight, J.D.; Milroy, Robert; Patch, Katherine; Renwick, William; Quirk, Randolph; Ritson, R.K.; Rutherford, Harry; Silverstein, Raymond; Smithers, G.V.; Strevens, Peter; Tait, R.V.; Traill, Anthony; Uldall, Elizabeth Theodora; Williams, Briony; Woolley, John S.; McNeill, Nancy Craig ((i) University of Edinburgh. School of Philosophy, Psychology, and Language Sciences. Department of Linguistics and English Language. (ii) University of Copenhagen (iii) University of Sydney (iv) University College London, 2013-10-23)
    The data contained within the “General Catalogue” are sound files (.WAV) made from original tapes recordings, made during the period of August 1949 – December 1997. This eclectic mix of recordings covers material that is ...