Links and Resources

14183493_sPaul Meier Dialect Services provides reliable links to other sites of interest in acting, theatre, film, phonetics, accents and dialects, theatre training, etc. Paul has professional connections with many of the organizations listed. If you know of a site that belongs here or wish to suggest a reciprocal link, e-mail Paul.

 

 

 

Actor’s Unions and Associations

Dialect Resources Online

Drama Schools and Acting Training

Film Resources

  • Internet Movie Database
  • MeierMovies (a rating and ranking system for theatrically released motion pictures, by Paul Meier Dialect Services Vice President Cameron Meier)

Languages/Linguistics

Pronunciation Dictionaries and Resources

  • Forvo (look up any word in any language and hear it pronounced by a native speaker)
  • The Free Dictionary (provides a recording of each word, pronounced in American English)
  • J.C. Wells, Longman Pronunciation Dictionary, London, Longman, 1990. (provides both American and British English pronunciations of over 40,000 words, in IPA)
  • Kenyon, John S., and Thomas A. Knott, A Pronouncing Dictionary of American English, Merriam, 1944. (has been revised and updated, and provides pronunciation in IPA)

Recording Software

  • Audacity (a free, open-source, easy-to-use program that let’s you record and edit sound files in a variety of formats including mp3; be sure to also install LAME, essential if you are also making mp3 files)
  • WavePad (a free, open source, easy-to-use program that let’s you record and edit sound files in a variety of formats including mp3)

Rhetoric

  • Silva Rhetoricae (The Forest of Rhetoric: a glossary of rhetorical terms and figures, compiled by Professor Gideon Burton)

Shakespeare

Singing

Software & Ebook Design

  • Sona Software (Website of Curt Ford, who designed Paul Meier’s iTunes and Windows/Mac ebooks)

Theatre Associations

Voice, Speech, and Phonetics Sites