Research Participants Needed for Arkansas Accent and Dialect Project

Native Arkansans of all ages needed to participate in a research project to study and archive the various accents and dialects of Arkansas.

Study and archiving will take place in office 623 in Kimpel Hall. Volunteer participants will read a provided short passage, "Comma Gets a Cure," and then participate in a short discussion about living in Arkansas.

Study is conducted in partnership with the International Dialects of Englsh Archive.

For details, please email Ben Corbett ( or call 479-387-3899.

This project is supervised by department Chair Michael Riha ( 



Ben Corbett, assistant professor of voice and acting
Department of Theatre


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