Phonetics and Phonology


Phonetics Links

Phonetic Alphabets

  • International Phonetic Association
    Phonetics information and resources (e.g. downloadable IPA charts and sound files).

  • Online IPA Charts
    Charts that demonstrate the sounds of the International Phonetic Alphabet, and diphthongs in General American and British (RP) English. The best site of its type. Also available here.

  • Handbook of the International Phonetic Association
    Aside from documentation about the International Phonetic Association and its Alphabet, you can download sound files of utterances in a wide range of languages.

  • Easily confused phonetic symbols
    John Wells' list of common errors when using the International Phonetic Alphabet. Note that to view all the symbols on this page you'll need to have Lucida Sans Unicode font installed on your computer (install from here), and that it may not display properly if you're using an Apple Mac.


Anatomy and Articulation


Whole phonetics courses