Study links

Phonetics & Phonology 1 (winter semester)
1.  Introduction
2. Phonemic transcription

Use online phonemic keyboard to copy and paste IPA transcriptions:

3.  English vowels, diphthongs and triphthongs

Listen to English vowels & consonants in Adrian Underhill's interactive phonemic chart:


Learn & test yourself on the IPA symbols:


Read about triphthongs and listen to smoothing



4.  Consonants

Test yourself labelling English consonants in John Maidment's Fonetic Flash: 


Check out this interactive tutorial on English plosives on the UCL SIPhTrA webpage: 

5. Strong and weak syllables
6. Stress in simple words

Practise transcribing simple words in IPA on David Brett's website:
7. Complex word stress
8. Weak forms: Part I

Listen to theory and play some examples of weak form words in connected speech on David Brett's website

9. Weak forms: Part II

Practise phonemic transcription of short phrases & sentences on David Brett's website:


Read on and listen to the alveolar tap/flap in a Wikipedia article:


Varieties of English pronunciation: BBC v GA


Aspects of connected speech 1


Whatch a teacher explaining stress-timing in a video:


Read, listen and do excercises on yod coalescence on David Brett's website:


Read, listen and do excercises on elision on David Brett's website:

    Read, listen and do excercises on r-linking on David Brett's website:

12. Intonation 1  

Listen to the explanation of 7 nuclear tones by an English language teacher: 

13. Intonation: Part II (Functions of intonation)

Learn about the the basic sentence intonation patterns (falling & rising tones) in an IELTS video (Australian English)

    Watch this four-part video explaining basic sentence intonation patterns (American English)

PART 1: What intonation is, falling & rising intonation


PART 2: Falling & rising intonation + practice with falling intonation


PART 3: Rising intonation pattern


PART 4: Practice with intonation in questions