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Viewing speech in action: speech articulation videos in the public domain that demonstrate the sounds of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA)

Nakai, Satsuki; Beavan, David; Lawson, Eleanor; Lepl�tre, Gr�gory; Scobbie, James M.; Stuart-Smith, Jane


Satsuki Nakai

David Beavan

Eleanor Lawson

Gr�gory Lepl�tre

James M. Scobbie

Jane Stuart-Smith


In this article, we introduce recently released, publicly available resources, which allow users to watch videos of hidden articulators (e.g. the tongue) during the production of various types of sounds found in the world’s languages. The articulation videos on these resources are linked to a clickable International Phonetic Alphabet chart ([International Phonetic Association. 1999. Handbook of the International Phonetic Association: A Guide to the Use of the International Phonetic Alphabet. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press]), so that the user can study the articulations of different types of speech sounds systematically. We discuss the utility of these resources for teaching the pronunciation of contrastive sounds in a foreign language that are absent in the learner’s native language.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Feb 25, 2016
Online Publication Date Apr 11, 2016
Publication Date Apr 11, 2016
Deposit Date Apr 19, 2016
Publicly Available Date Oct 12, 2017
Journal Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching
Print ISSN 1750-1229
Electronic ISSN 1750-1237
Publisher Routledge
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Pages 1-9
Keywords Pronunciation; foreign language; articulation video; IPA; MRI; ultrasound;
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Contract Date Apr 19, 2016


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