Tag Archives: phonetics

Language Fun: The Eggcorn Database

Eggcorn is a linguistic term coined by Dr. Geoffrey Pullum (a linguist who is often featured on the Language Log and the Chronicle of Higher Education).  It refers to an idiosyncratic, pun-like back-formation of a word, such as “eggcorn” for … Continue reading

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Resources: International Phonetic Association

Those who are looking for phonetics resources should be sure to check out the webpage for the International Phonetic Association, which hosts IPA charts, fonts, sound files, and links to their scholarly journals.  It is very user friendly.

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LingEducator has been nominated for “Best Grammar Blog 2011”

LingEducator is very excited to announce that we have been nominated for the Best Grammar Blog 2011 contest being hosted by Grammar.net.  While we do not strictly deal with grammar issues on this site, we hope you will consider casting … Continue reading

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Resources: TrueSpell.com

TrueSpell.com is a program that converts written English to “typical” American pronuncations (whatever “typical” might mean).  This might sound like a rather obvious exercise, but as any kindergardner will tell you, English spelling is ridiculous.  Despite all of the (useful) rules kids used … Continue reading

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Resources: English Phonetic Transcription

English Phonetic Transcription. A text to IPA converter for English. Students beware, your teachers know what you’re up to. 🙂

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Conferences: Accents 2011

    Accents 2011 focuses on an important area of linguistics research–the development of native and non-native accents of English.  This conference is currently calling for proposals.  You can find out more by clicking on the link above.

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Resources: ADVANCE introduces us to GOOGLE BODY

ADVANCE, a blog aimed at Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists has recommended a new tool for teaching about the vocal tract:  Google Body.  Zoom in to see lungs, vocal folds, the oral cavity, and the nasal passages.  Is that the velum?!? … Continue reading

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Resources: Interactive IPA charts

Students often struggle to learn how to associate the symbols of the IPA chart with their corresponding sounds.  Here’s another source of help:  an interactive IPA chart from Paul Meier, of the University of Kansas Theatre Department, who founded IDEA. … Continue reading

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