14th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS-14)

San Francisco, CA, USA
August 1-7, 1999

Internationalisation of Education in Phonetics

Gerrit Bloothooft

The European Union Socrates Thematic Network “Speech Communication Sciences”;
Contact: Gerrit.Bloothooft AT let.uu.nl, Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS, The Netherlands

A wide range of activities that aimed to stimulate international co-operation in education in speech sciences took place in Europe over the last decade. This paper reviews actions that were initiated over the last four years under the aegis of the European Union Socrates Programme in the areas of Phonetics, Spoken Language Engineering, and Speech and Language Therapy. The major focus was on recommendations with respect to the contents of academic curricula. In addition, a great deal of attention has been given to possibilities and limitations of computer-aided learning and the Internet in education. Conditions for successful global networking for education are discussed as well as the necessity for an active role of the international organisations.

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Bibliographic reference.  Bloothooft, Gerrit (1999): "Internationalisation of education in phonetics", In ICPhS-14, 1129-1132.