HomeEasy to StartB Tech Courses III-IVHS 236 Introduction to Phonetics

Basic terms in phonetics: speech sounds, phonemes, allophones, syllables,stress and rhythm; Articulatory phonetics: vocal organs, vowels, consonants, place of articulation, manner of articulation, voicing, phonation, stricture types, co-articulation; Acoustic phonetics: speech sounds, sound waves, loudness and pitch, voice quality, wave analysis, spectrum, glottal wave, resonance, noise; Auditory phonetics: hearing,perception of speech sounds, acoustic signal and speech perception, models of speech perception, native vs. non native speech perception.


1. J. C. Catford, A Practical Introduction to Phonetics, Oxford University
Press, 2001.

2. H. Rogers,The Sounds of Language, Longman, 2000.


1. P. Ladefoged, Elements of Acoustic Phonetics, Chicago University Press, 1996.

2. P. Ladefoged, Phonetic Data Analysis, Blackwell Publishing, 2003.

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