Project Title: Vehicle City Voices

Faculty Sponsor: Erica Britt

Department: English

Telephone: 954.253.4626


Project Description: The Vehicle City Voices project aims to create a linguistic and oral history database that contains interviews of residents of Flint.  Upon completion, The Vehicle City Voices project will serve as a digital resource for researchers and students on the UM-Flint campus and beyond who are interested variations in grammar, pronunciations, word use, and speaking styles of English speakers in Flint, MI.  In addition, the project will create an oral history website for members of the Flint community.  As a part of building this oral history and linguistic database, word-level transcriptions must be made of each interview.

Student Tasks & Responsibilities: The student will create word-level transcriptions of interviews. Students may also conduct library research and record interviews with residents of Genesee County

Minimum Student Qualifications: The ability to use word processing software such as Microsoft Word and audio software such as Windows Media player, RealPlayer, or QuickTime.

Proposed Starting Date: 07/02/12

Proposed Ending Date: 12/31/13