Voice and Speech Source

Posted on Monday, August 18, 2008

Eric Armstrong's Voice and Speech Source is a resource site for those who need to train their voice and speech, including students of English as a second/foreign language. Despite the fact that a few sections of the site are still incomplete, visitors can expect to find a number of valuable resources, including the Journey of the Voice section, which describes the production of the human voice and forms the backbone of the site.

Features:

• Journey of the Voice: a full description of the processes of sound production, plus a brief guide to caring for the voice

• Introducing the IPA: an illustration of the pronunciation of consonants and vowels in English (available for download in MP3 audio and PDF text formats)

• IPA charts: interactive Flash animations of IPA symbols for consonants (pulmonic and non-pulmonic), vowels, diphthongs and triphthongs, suprasegmentals, and diacritics

• Phonetics quizzes of various types (fill-in, matching, multiple-choice) testing students' ability to recognize phonetic sounds and symbols

• 10-point comparison of Received Pronunciation (RP), Stage Standard, and General American, vividly illustrated with MP3 sound files

Site URL: http://www.yorku.ca/earmstro/index.html

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