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Handbook of the International Phonetic Association: A Guide to the Use of the International Phonetic Alphabet

Cambridge University Press (1999)

The Handbook of the International Phonetic Association was published by Cambridge University Press in July of 1999 and is being regularly reprinted in both hardback and paperback.

The audio recordings contained here are the words and text that appear in the illustrations contained in Part 2 of the Handbook and which demonstrate the application of the International Phonetic Alphabet to a wide variety of sound systems of languages of the world. The zipped* folders of audio files (as well as PDF* files containing revisions or other information) are available for downloading individually by language here. The files of recorded words in each language folder are cross-platform wav files, designed for use in classroom teaching, in phonetics or language laboratories, or for private study. When unzipped, each language folder is subdivided into folders according to the section headings found in the illustration in the Handbook. Files are arranged and numbered in the linear order of their occurrence in the illustration. Filenames use the English gloss of each item. Parts of the narrative text are also numbered in linear order.

Electronic files of the Chart of the IPA, the Number Chart of the IPA, and the Chart of 'Extensions' to the International Phonetic Alphabet are available for viewing and printing here.

For further information on the IPA, its organization and activities, contact:
Dr. John H. Esling, Professor
President, International Phonetic Association
Department of Linguistics, University of Victoria
Victoria, B.C. V8W 3P4 Canada
Office Tel. +1.250.721.7427
Department Tel. +1.250.721.6634
Fax: +1.250.721.7423
E-mail: esling@uvic.ca
IPA web site: http://www.langsci.ucl.ac.uk/ipa/