Collection Descriptive Notes:
All the interviewers, working from standard lists, evoke vocabulary items from the native consultants In Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio. Certain of the consultants are assigned a “type”, which William Kretschmar defines as follows: “Type I” designates “folk” speakers with little education and little connection to community life; “Type II” designates “common” speakers with high school education and normal connections; “Type III” refers to persons with higher education, often with more social groups.
Collection Technical Notes:
For the most part, these tapes are dubs made in the period 1977-82 from the original field recordings that Mr. R.I. McDavid lent to the LLA after he finished making phonetic transcriptions of them. A small number of these tapes were never retrieved and so remain in the DMA collection. The codes on them are to be read like this: First, the two-letter code is for a state; the number after the state stands for a particular county in that state; any letter after the number stands for a consultant (if there is more than one). So, “IN 12D” stands for the fourth consultant in Marion County, Indiana. Note: A complete set of the WAVE files were sent via peripheral hard drives to William Kretschmar in Georgia. WAVE files are now converted to MP3s.