Master Introductory Linguistics: Phonetics

  • Author: TrevTutor
  • Level: Beginner
  • Study time: 10 hours
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Course overview
A course in introductory phonetics taught at the university level. Learn how English speakers pronounce words!
  • Learn the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) and which English sounds correspond to which symbols.
  • Learn the physiology and anatomy of sound production to help you acquire sounds in other languages more easily.
  • Understand how sounds change depending on their environment, such as why "latter" and "ladder" are pronounced identically.

Why should I take this course?

Language Learning

Listening Comprehension

Exercises and Feedback

By grasping the fundamentals of sound descriptions and their physiological movements, it will be easier to learn other languages.
You will understand why some words are pronounced "oddly" despite how they're spelled. Like why do people pronounce "m" when saying "input"?
Train your ear with hundreds of words for practice with full solutions. There is also a final transcription exercise to be provided with feedback.

Meet the instructor

Trevor Block (TrevTutor)

Trevor Block (TrevTutor) is a graduate of cognitive science and linguistics, focusing on mathematical linguistics, philosophical logic, and discrete mathematics. Trevor has been teaching online for 10 years and at SFU for over 5 years, leading thousands of students through complex material.