Links for the phonetics course:
Improve your knowledge of phonetic symbols and the distinctive features of the
phonemes. (Main focus on British phonemes, but useful terminology training for
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.
phonetics links: Resource page from the
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
pronunciation Tip of the Day: From
Transcription exercises with keys.
English pronunciation practice: relatively basic pronunciation practice
(with sound files), and quizzes about distinguishing speech sounds. By Charles
Kelly, Aichi Institute of
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.
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
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.