Resources for Learning about Phonetics
These resources are more theoretical and detailed than those on the "Resources for Teaching Pronunciation" page.
- Vowels and Consonants Based on Vowels and Consonants, a classic book by the great linguist Peter Ladefoged. It talks about the sounds of many languages, not only English.
- How Language Works: The Cognitive Science of Linguistics An online book about all aspects of linguistics, including phonetics and phonology. (By Michael Gasser of Indiana University)
- http://www.phon.ucl.ac.uk/resource/tutorials.html#phon Web tutorials on phonetics from University College London.
- http://faculty.washington.edu/dillon/PhonResources/ Resources for Studying Spoken English from the University of Washington.
- http://www.langsci.ucl.ac.uk/ipa/ Website of the International Phonetics Association.
- IPA Help From the Summer Institute of Linguistics. Hear the sounds that all the IPA symbols represent (not just the sounds of English).
- Chart of IPA Symbols This chart shows all the symbols of the official International Phonetic Alphabet. The symbols are intended to represent all the sounds that occur in human languages. No single language uses all the symbols.
- http://www.omniglot.com/writing/ipa.htm More than you ever wanted to know about IPA. It also has some good links to other phonetics sites.
- http://scripts.sil.org/cms/scripts/page.php?site_id=nrsi&id=encore-ipa Download IPA fonts for PC or Mac.
- http://www.exploratorium.edu/exhibits/vocal_vowels/ A really cool exhibit from the Exploratorium (a children's museum in San Francisco) that shows how plastic models of the vocal tract can produce vowel sounds.