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1. Overview of Introduction to Phonetics, p. 1

2. Overview of Introduction to Phonetics, p. 2

3. Reading aloud on tape: Fall 2016
4. What is phonetics?

5. The vocal tract and places of articulation

6. X-ray cineradiography

7a. The vocal folds and voicing

7b. Talking with just one vocal fold, or none

8. The International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA)

9. IPA fonts, charts, and tests

10. Writing Chinese in IPA and the International Phonetic Association
     11/22/10: China Times piece for Pinyin and IPA transcription practice
     Answers: Pinyin  IPA Reference transcription

11. Romanization I

12. Romanization II

13. Romanization III

14. Phonemes and allophones

15. More on phonemes and allophones

16. Waveforms, pitch track and WASP

17. Three tutorials on voicing and plosives

18. Playtime: Virtual Theremin (and a little about frequency and amplitude)

19. Phonotactics I (with language identifier)

20. Phonotactics II: Syllable structure

21. Phonotactics III (with rhyming dictionary)

22. Phonotactics IV: Practice Exercises

23. Phonotactics V: Exceptions and odd syllable types (with PC desktop dictionary)

24a. Playtime: Phonotactics VI: Phonotactic Games

24b. Playtime: Phonotactics VII: Phonetic timing and a parody of "That's Amore"

25. The tot/taught merger I: It's not just California (with dialect maps)

26. The tot/taught merger II: It's not just California (with dialect maps)

27. The sounds and allophones of Taiwan English I

28. The sounds and allophones of Taiwan English II (with allophone-writing exercise)

29. The sounds and allophones of Taiwan English III
(with sample allophonic rules)

30. Foreign accents and national EFL dialects
(with links to audio file databases)

31. How fast do you read English?
(with online WPM tests and timer)

32. Schwa elision in English

33. Contractions

34. Phonological rules for English plurals and more

11/22/10: China Times piece for Pinyin and IPA transcription practice   
Answers: Pinyin
  IPA Reference transcription

Peter Ladefoged's "A Course in Phonetics" and "Vowels and Consonants"

Obituary for Peter Ladefoged by Ian Maddieson

The California Report Magazine: Disappearing Languages (audio)
The late UCLA professor Peter Ladefoged was the Indiana Jones of spoken language.

UCLA Phonetics Lab Language Archive
Recordings of hundreds of languages from around the world.

IPA character input keyboard

LINGUIST list: The International Phonetic Alphabet keyboard

Online IPA symbol editor page

The International Phonetics Association

NEW!!! ~ y K

NEW! Audio recordings for William A. Smalley's
Manual of Articulatory Phonetics (MOAP)

Lessons in prosody
Based on William A. Smalley's
Manual of Articulatory Phonetics (MOAP)

by Peter Gilles and Anne Catherine Simon

NEW!!! Dictation practice

Vowels of the International Phonetic Alphabet
Amazing transparent animated models of the mouth articulating vowels

Sesame Street: Demonstration of how the "Echo Method" works

BOOK NOOK: A list of books for further reading in phonetics

EnglishCentral: Automatic online pronunciation correction
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Our unique speech recognition platform allows you to practice SPEAKING with any video
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Speech and hearing resources
collected by Judith Maginnis Kuster

Tutorials - Voice Production
National Center for Voice and Speech, The Voice Problem Website

ALOES: Lots of phonetics links

Joaquim Llisterri's phonetics resources – plentiful and impressive

George Dillon's (UW) phonetics resources

Vastavox's Internet Resources for Voice and Speech Professionals

The Fantastic Voyage
See the vocal folds in action close up

Scientific American: The Human Instrument
How Does The Singer's Voice Produce Those Amazing Sounds?
Sound Clips

Mel Blanc's vocal folds

Peter Roach's Phon2: Phonetics Beyond the Basics
Phon 2 is an online phonetics course aimed at students
who already have an understanding of basic phonetics
and who wish to study phonetics at a more advanced level

Peter Roach's A Little Encyclopaedia of Phonetics (pdf)

Speech Internet Dictionary
by John Maidment

Phonetic Portrait Gallery - Pioneers In Phonetics And Speech Research
Olle Engstrand

John Wells' phonetics blog and homepage (UCL)

Teaching of Phonetics e-mail discussion list
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TED video: My Stroke of Insight by Jill Bolte Taylor

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Sexiest accent in the world?

Disappearing Vowels 'Caught' On Tape In US Midwest

RP Imitation practice (audio file; may not work well outside of Taiwan)

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