ENG1101 - English phonetics and intonation

Links for the phonetics course:


Phonetic flash: Improve your knowledge of phonetic symbols and the distinctive features of the phonemes. (Main focus on British phonemes, but useful terminology training for everybody.) From University College, London.

Reference and introduction to phonetic symbols. Introductory article.

A Reference Glossary to Pronunciation Terms and Terminology. A glossary giving descriptions and explanations of the most common terminology used in this field of study.


English pronunciation/listening: Mostly Canadian English, but useful explanations of terms and phonemes. Sound and video.


Download phonetic fonts to your computer from the Summer Institute of Linguistics.


Further phonetics links: Resource page from the University of Washington.

English phonetics for English students. Guide to transcription and interactive exercises with keys. Must be viewed using Internet Explorer (Netscape and Opera can't handle the phonetic fonts).  Both British and American pronunciation and transcription. From University of Oslo, Dept. of British and American Studies.


British pronunciation

English pronunciation Tip of the Day: From University College, London. Lots of useful information on phonology as well as intonation. Terminology similar to the one we use. Sound files.

Transcribing English Words. From Cardiff University. Sound files and theoretical introductions to various topics of English phonology.

Transcription exercises with keys.

Reading of “The North Wind and the Sun” (RP)

American pronunciation

American English pronunciation practice: relatively basic pronunciation practice (with sound files), and quizzes about distinguishing speech sounds. By Charles Kelly, Aichi Institute of Technology, Japan.

American accent training: Quite comprehensive, though untechnical, account of American pronunciation. Includes notes on intonation.

Merriam-Webster OnLine Dictionary at http://www.m-w.com/ has sound files for listening to the pronunciation of individual words.

Reading of “The North Wind and the Sun” (GA)


Online intonation: A set of six different intonational versions of the same sentence. You can listen to a sound clip of each and see a brief description of the pattern. The terminology is compatible to the one used in our course. There is also a self-test section where you are presented with the sound clip of a randomly chosen utterance from the set of six and your task is to choose the correct utterance. From University College, London.


English pronunciation tip of the day: Intonation. Explanations of intonation patterns with audio examples.



Lectures (given in 2004)

Lecturer: Hilde Hasselgård

Course description at http://www.uio.no/studier/emner/hf/iba/ENG1101/


Lecture programme here, including information on the structure of the course, evaluation and exams.

Copies of transparencies used in the lectures are available here.