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School of Modern Languages & Cultures: Arabic Studies

The Phonetics and Phonology Pages


University College London Phonetics Department : an absolute must for the phonetics afficionado: loads of resources, links, on-line publications, course notes, etc

The University of Amsterdam Institute of Phonetic Sciences : links and resources

The UCLA Phonetics Lab: links, resources, publications

John Coleman's Phonetics Course

SOCRATES Thematic Network in Phonetics and Speech Communication

Peter Ladefoged's Homepage (an array of useful sources by one of the world's leading phoneticians)

Speech-related sources (speech corpora)

Speech and language pathology

Carnegie Mellon University's speech resources

The International Phonetic Alphabet

The International Phonetic Association

Internet Institute for Speech and Hearing

Oxford acoustic phonetics database

Inventory of Speech Analysis and Transcription Tools

Inventory of Internet Resources in Phonetics

Speech and Acoustic Research: an excellent portal site

Linguistics and phonetics database: excellent resource materials


University of Lausanne Internet Phonetics Course(French/English)

French phonetics course

Spectrogram Reading Tutorial

Studying Phonetics on the Net

The basics of acoustic phonetics

Get to know more about the acoustics of sound segments on this site, which offers demos and extremely detailed information on the acoustic properties of various classes of consonants (and, yes, more spectrograms!)

Get to know more about Air and Phonation

Tutorial on the basics of voicing

John Maidment's Speech Internet Dictionary

The University of Toronto's Interactive Sagittal Section: have fun playing around with articulators!

Acoustic Phonetics Bibliography


Those interested in getting involved in some hard-core phonetics research might want to explore some of the equipment and software that phoneticians use. Do try them out in the comfort of your own home!

Carsten's Articulograph

Elan: multi-media annotator (Max Planck Institute, Nijmegen, the Netherlands)

Kaye: for everything, ranging from nasometers and palatometers, acoustic analysis tools, etc.

Mathworks: the home of MATLAB

PRAAT: currently one of the best speech analysis programs (and it's free!).

J-PLOT: formant-plotting software