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International Phonetic Alphabet

  1. Adam Brown

Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal0565

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

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Brown, A. 2012. International Phonetic Alphabet. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .

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  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2012


The International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) is a set of symbols designed to be used for representing the speech sounds of languages of the world. This set of symbols has many uses.


  • esl/efl;
  • language teaching;
  • phonetics;
  • pronunciation