Sonic Dictionary

Sonic Dictionary

The Sonic Dictionary is a multi-course, multi-institution collaborative experiment initially hosted by the Audiovisualities Lab and then migrated into Story Lab. Its product is a digital database of sounds that can be accessed and searched freely, just like a dictionary. As of Spring 2016, Sonic Dictionary includes 650 sound recordings and has been incorporated into 19 courses, enrolling approximately 250 students. In addition to course at Duke, it has been used in two courses at Oberlin College, two courses at North Carolina School of the Arts, and one course at the University of North Texas.


Mary Caton Lingold
Graduate Student, Engish


2013 to 2015