15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS-15)

Barcelona, Spain
August 3-9, 2003

Phonetic Fieldwork

Peter Ladefoged

University of California at Los Angeles, USA

Phonetic fieldwork, in the broadest sense, is the observation of people talking. Generally the observations are based on the phonological framework of the language. As a language is a property of a group of individuals, fieldwork studies have to include an account of the kind of variation permitted. Some kinds of variation cannot be summed up in terms of IPA symbols and fieldwork now includes a number of instrumental techniques and computer analyses.

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Bibliographic reference.  Ladefoged, Peter (2003): "Phonetic fieldwork", In ICPhS-15, 203-206.