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O'Connor, J. D.

  1. John Wells

Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal0877

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

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Wells, J. 2012. O'Connor, J. D.. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2012


Professor Joseph Desmond O'Connor (1919–98) was one of the leading British phoneticians in the second half of the 20th century. A friendly and informal man, he was known by everyone, students as well as colleagues, as Doc.


  • 20th century;
  • phonetics;
  • World Englishes