Please spare 10-15 minutes to take part...

** Data collection for this project has now finished **

This website is part of a research project looking into the way in which people associate different vowel sounds with different colours, and whether accent has any influence on this association. In order to investigate this, we need as many people as possible to help us by completing a task online. Anyone at all can take part, as long as you are able to hear sounds on the computer you are using. The task itself is extremely straightforward and will take no longer than 10-15 minutes to complete. Please read the following information about what the task involves, and decide if you would like to help.

First, you will be asked a few questions about yourself such as your gender, nationality, first language, accent, and so on. You will then be asked some questions about how you would pronounce certain everyday words. The main part of the task then involves listening to individual vowel sounds, and choosing which colour you associate with each sound.

Participation in the study is completely anonymous - no information will be collected that could identify you as an individual, and all information will be used solely for the purposes of this project.

The research is being organised by Dr Rob Drummond at Manchester Metropolitan University. If you have any questions before you take part, please email Rob here:

Project launched: 31st August 2011

Data collection ended: 12th Oct 2011