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canIPA Natural Phonetics — Links

IPA & SOUNDS OF THE WORLD & LANGUAGE REFERENCE

  • The IPA website here
  • The IPA chart “in glorious technocolour Unicode” here
  • A sound reference to the IPA here
  • University of Victoria, IPA Handbook, A Guide to the Use of the International Phonetic Alphabet, here [for the time being the audio files for the following languages are provided: American-English, Amharic (Revision), Arabic (Revision), Bulgarian, Cantonese (Revision), Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, French, Galician, German (Notice), Hausa (Revision), Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Igbo, Irish, Japanese (Revision), Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Sindhi, Slovene, Swedish, Taba Notice, Thai, Tukang-Besi Notice, Turkish]
  • The Alphabert phonétique international in French here
  • Peter Ladefoged's “Sounds of Languages” online here
  • The Omniglot here
  • Omniglot's alphabets here

ITALIAN

ENGLISH

  • Extracts from the SED, the Survey of English Dialects, and the Millennium Memory Bank, over 650 recordings of English regional accents and dialects from 1950 to the present day document how the English spoke and lived in the 20th century, here
  • Speech accent archive, a site which examines the accented speech of speakers from many different language backgrounds reading the same sample paragraph (currently, 438 speech samples have been obtained), here
  • The IViE Corpus, English Intonation in the British Isles: speech data and intonation transcriptions from nine urban dialects of British English in five speaking styles (homepage for ESRC Intonation Project at Cambridge), here
  • The British Library Sound Archive, directions to access the archive which has a large collection of recordings suitable for the study of accents and dialects, here
  • John C. Wells, Professor of Phonetics in the University of London's homepage, here
  • Speechinaction, online courses in pronunciation and listening for advanced learners of English, a companion website to Richard Cauldwell's CD-rom Streaming Speech, here
  • Bill Labov's Phonological Atlas of North America - Results of a telephone survey of the major urbanized areas of the US and Canada, here and here
  • Paul Meier's IDEA, the International Dialects of English Archive, “a repository of primary source recordings for actors and other artists in the performing arts”, with many samples of accented English from all over the world, from the Dept. of Theatre and Film at the University Of Kansas, in Lawrence, KS, USA, since1997, here
  • UCL's site on Estuary English here
  • BBC Radio 4's Routes of English, a site on the history and development of English featuring an “Accents and dialects” section and a “Talking posh” section, with sound samples, here
  • Bob Ladd
  • Esther Grabe
  • The American Dialect Homepage here
  • The CMU Pronouncing Dictionary here
  • A synoptic site illustrating and briefly commenting on the accents of English described in Gazzaro's English Language course held at the University of Genova, Italy (Faculty of Modern Languages) in 1999-2000, here

FRENCH

  • The phonetics of Quebec French, from the university of Laval, Canada, here
  • Site on the accents of French, an adaptation for the Web of the 1983 book Les Accents des Français by F. Carton, M. Rossi, D. Autesserre & P. Léon, with audio files from the 60-minute cassette which came with the book, here
  • The PFC, a joint project on the phonology of modern French, here

GERMAN

  • Kiel-Corpus, Beschreibungen zum Kiel Corpus, sowie Audio-Dateien zum Download, here
  • Klaus Kohler's publications, here
  • PD Dr. Peter Gilles's homepage, Regionale Prosodie im Deutschen; Variabilität in der Intonation von Abschluss und Weiterweisung, here
  • Speech samples and information on Swiss German dialects here
  • Wenker's sentences on a site by Dr. Wolfgang NÄSER here
  • Deutscher Sprachatlas Marburg here

OTHER LANGUAGES

  • On the variety of Dutch called Polder Dutch (poldernederlands) here
  • On Swedish dialects here
  • The pronunciation of Icelandic – Bragi's page on the pronunciation of Icelandic (in German) here

PHONETIC RESOURCES

  • Phonetics resources on the web Page maintained by Jennifer Smith, here
  • Studying Phonetics on the Net - List of categorized links concerning the study of spoken English here
  • On the internationalisation of education in phonetics, the EU Socrates Thematic Network “Speech Communication Sciences”, maintained by Gerrit Bloothooft from Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS, The Netherlands, here
  • Phon2, Phonetics Beyond the Basics, an online phonetics course under the Module for Europe scheme aimed at students who already have an understanding of basic phonetics and who wish to study phonetics at a more advanced level, here
  • University of Lausanne's introduction to phonetics, here

PRESENT OR PAST RESEARCH PROJECTS ON PHONETIC MATTERS

(some of them are already referred to in the above sections under the specific language)

  • The AMPER, Atlas Multimédia Prosodique de l’Espace Roman, here and here
  • The PFC, La phonologie du français contemporain : usages, variétés et structure, here
  • The ANAE, Atlas of North American English, a survey of linguistic changes in progress in North American English, here and here

INSTITUTES OF PHONETICS AROUND THE WORLD

 
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