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Definition

Phonetics - The study of speach sounds, conventionally divided into articulatory, acoustic, and auditory phonetics.

Phonology - The branch of linguistics dealing with the way speech sounds behave in particular languages or in languages generally.

(From Trask's A Student’s Dictionary of Language and Linguistics).

Handbooks for Phonetics & Phonology

Below are references sources specific for phonetics & phonology. Don't forget to also check the general linguistics reference sources.

Dictionaries for Phonetics & Phonology

Finding Books

Use the library catalog to search for print books and ebooks from Reed's collection. You can also search the print holdings of other local libraries (via Summit).

Reed College used the Library of Congress (LC) Classification system to arrange the books in the stacks. Though books on phonology and phonetics may be shelved in other locations, most books will be found in the LC call number range P211 - P240 in the Library Lower Level 1 East Stacks.

Phonetic Tools

Phonetic Databases