Hey - since I was sick last week, there was no resource of the week. So for this week, two of them.
1. http://shakespeare.mit.edu/ - all of Shakespeare's plays are online here. The punctuation can be a little wonky, but the words are there.
2. http://web.ku.edu/~idea/ - the International Dialects of English Archive or IDEA is a resource for recordings of native and regional speakers. Just choose a continent, then a country, then a state or region, and you'll see a list of recordings with a short biographical note about the speaker. Each recording begins with the speaker reading a passage that linguists constructed to contain every sound made in English, and then has the speaker talking a little bit about themselves or their life. Whenever I need to learn a new dialect for an audition or project, I always start here, and pick someone to sound like.
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