Phonetic and phonological variation
- Educational Resources in Speech, Hearing and Phonetic Sciences. Made up of a series of online tutorials, this website provides a solid introduction to basic notions of Phonetic theory, illustrating the whole with multiple examples from English. For those interested in dabbling in home recordings, there is a host of free downloadable software in the Resources section.
- Fonetica naturale canIPA. Links. A selection of links to sites dedicated to the pronunciation of English (and, further down the page, to that of other languages) by Luciano Canepari (University of Venice). For the most part constituted of surveys and archives, the list also includes some more curious memorabilia, such as the BBC page for Radio 4's Routes of English that highlights the particularities of Churchill's roaring oratory.
- John Wells' Phonetic Blog. This is an entertaining daily blog by UCL John Wells, dedicated to Phonetics. Amongst the many entries, spanning 4 years (earliest archived entry 2006), are remarks on the pronunciation of place names and the fallacies of the media.
- Language Log. Weblog run by University of Pennsylvania phonetician Mark Liberman, with multiple guest linguists. The principal emphasis is on language in media and popular culture, with multiple references to the descriptivism-prescriptivism debate. Peppered with comic strips and anecdotes, it is updated at least once a day.
- Sound of spoken languages (University of Iowa). This site contains animated libraries of the phonetic sounds of English, German and Spanish. Available for each consonant and vowel is an articulatory diagram, a step-by-step description, and video-audio of the sound spoken in context. There is also an interactive diagram of the articulatory anatomy.