Phonetics course handouts and online resources

for MSt/MPhil in General Linguistics and Comparative Philology

Michaelmas Term: Introduction to Phonetics

(For the Hilary Term lectures on Experimental Phonetics, click here)


Course outline

Reading list

1. Introduction to Phonetics

2. The vocal tract and larynx
Phonation homework

3. Prosody 1

Pitch examples

4. Articulation: Vowels and consonants

Place of articulation


Place and manner exercises

5. Cardinal Vowels [pdf]

6. Multiple Articulation and Coarticulation [pdf] [html]
Secondary and double articulation exercises [pdf] [html]
7. Prosody 2
Length examples
8. Observing and recording speech