About the project
This online resource is a product of the collaboration between researchers at six Scottish Universities: the University of Glasgow, Queen Margaret University Edinburgh, Edinburgh Napier University, the University of Strathclyde, the University of Edinburgh and the University of Aberdeen.
To date, the resource has been created in two phases:
- a Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland grant (2011-2013) funded the initial development and design of a single resource;
- an Arts and Humanities Research Council grant (2014-15) funded the extension into two sister resources, Seeing Speech and Dynamic Dialects;
We thank the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland for funding the development of the initial resource, and the Arts and Humanities Research Council for providing funding to extend it further. We also thank: the University of Glasgow and University College London for providing Web design expertise, the Clinical Audiology Speech and Language research centre at Queen Margaret University Edinburgh for allowing use of their ultrasound tongue imaging recording studios, and Alan Wrench of Articulate Instruments for his help and advice. . We would also like to thank the many anonymous contributors of spontaneous and read speech samples.
The project team:
- Principal Investigator: Prof. Jane Stuart-Smith (University of Glasgow)
- Co-I: Prof. James Scobbie (Queen Margaret University)
- Research Associate and Project consultant: Dr Eleanor Lawson (now Queen Margaret University)
- Research Associate: Dr Satsuki Nakai (formerly University of Glasgow)
- Co-I and Digital Humanities specialist: David Beavan (now The Alan Turing Institute)
- Animator: Dr. Gregory Leplatre (Napier University)
- Web Developer: Brian Aitken (University of Glasgow)
- Original Computing Officer: Flora Edmonds (formerly University of Glasgow)
- Original Web Developer: Iain Edmonds