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Jack Windsor Lewis

 on phonetic & other linguistic topics

largely tho not exclusively on English

amounting to over 56,000 more than

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of Appreciations, Articles, Diagrams, Exercises, Reviews, Obituaries
 and 460

'PhonetiBlogs'

Click this last line to go to the most recent set of blogs. At the end of this set you'll find all the back numbers in a group of 'archives' searchable as is the whole site. See below.
My 'blogs' range from brief essays on serious phonetic topics and materials intended to be of interest to advanced users of English as an additional language to occasional items on relatively minor matters or questions of the moment etc.
In these blogs various more rational or convenient spellings are used deliberately experimentally so that any attempt at consistency wd be out of place.
The explanations of any unfamiliar abbreviations encountered may be found at Section 1.
Although no regular completely full updating of the content of these blogs is attempted, various revisions are made from time to time. Minor ones will not be specified in the text.
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Main Articles etc of Homepage

  1. Abbreviations and References

  2. Appreciations

    1. The Legacy of Daniel Jones
    2. Professor Wiktor Jassem's  English phonetic studies
    3. The Retirement of Emeritus Professor John C. Wells
    4. Roger Kingdon's contribution to phonetic studies
  3. English Language

    1. General American and General British Pronunciations
    2. HappYland Reconnoitred: the final -y sound
    3. Is "alright" all right?
    4. Pre-Consonantal /r/ in General British Pronunciation
    5. How English is Really Pronounced
    6. Linking /r/ in the GB Pronunciation of English
    7. Twentieth-Century Changes in British Pronunciation
    8. Stressing Irregularities in English Place Names
    9. The General British "ash" vowel
    10. Some Variations in Spoken English
    11. Demonstrations of Phonetically Incomplete English
  4. English as a Non-Native Language

    1. People Speaking: Study Materials for Users of Spoken English
    2. EFL Pronunciation Practice using Limericks
    3. "Suggestionisms" ––  A "Banned" Lecture
    4. Reduced Forms of English Words
    5. The Spellings of the English Phonemes
    6. Verb versus Non-Verb Homographs
    7. Weakform Words & Contractions for Advanced EFL Users
    8. English Pronunciation for Spanish Speakers
    9. The Model Accents
    10. Basics Revision
  5. Transcription Matters

    1. IPA vowel symbols for British English in Dictionaries
    2. British English in strict IPA transcription
    3. Early Symbolisations of GB Segmental Phonemes
    4. The Notation of the British English Segments 1972
    5. The Undesirability of Length Marks in EFL Transcriptions 1975
    6. Symbols for the GB vowel sounds 1975
    7. New Phonetic Symbols in the ALD 1976
    8. New Directions in Pronunciation Transcription 1978
    9. Simplifying Our Transcription 1979
  6. Forensic

    1. The Casebook of a Linguistic Forensic Consultant
    2. The Yorkshire Post 3rd December 1980
    3. The Yorkshire Ripper Hoax Tape
    4. The Yorkshire Ripper Hoax Letters
    5. The Yorkshire Ripper Hoaxer Finally Tracked Down
  7. Historical, Regional, Literary etc

    1. A. C. Gimson, JIPA and the m.f.
    2. The Authenticity of a Speech Attributed to Henry Irving
    3. British Non-Dialectal Accents
    4. General Central Northern Pronunciation of England
    5. Brontë or Brunty? What's in a Name?
    6. The Official IPA Vowel Diagram
    7. The Roots of Cardiff English
    8. Syntax and Lexis in Glamorgan English
  8. Intonation & Prosody

    1. Accentuation
    2. A Supplementary Note on Accentual versus Animation Stresses
    3. The Recognition of English Tones
    4. The Teaching of English Intonation
    5. English Melodics Beyond Basic Tones
  9. Not Simply English-Language

    1. A Notable Welsh Sound
    2. Vowel Systems: Diagrams in Colour 
    3. Languages & Language Groups
    4. Italian Words in English Speech
    5. Italian Names in English Speech
  10. Obituaries

    1. David Abercrombie
    2. James Anthony
    3. Jack Carnochan
    4. J. C. Catford
    5. Stanley Ellis
    6. Sinclair Eustace
    7. Eli Fischer-Jørgensen
    8. Beatrice Honikman
    9. W. E. Jones
    10. Peter Ladefoged
    11. Ernestina Landau
    12. Peter MacCarthy
    13. T. F. Mitchell
    14. J. D. O'Connor
    15. Harold Orton
    16. Julian Pring
    17. Eva Sivertsen
  11. Personal

    1. A Brief Curriculum Vitae
    2. List of Publications by JWL
    3. Letters to Newspapers
    4. The Retirement of JWL 
  12. Reviews
    1. Jones English Pronouncing Dictionary (1997) for ELTJ
    2. Jones English Pronouncing Dictionary (1997) for ZAA
    3. Wells Longman Pronunciation Dictionary (1990) for The Times
    4. Wells Longman Pronunciation Dictionary (1990) for ELTJ
    5. Upton et al.Oxford Dictionary of Pronunciation (2001) for JIPA
    6. Baldwin & French Forensic Phonetics (1990) for The Times
    7. Brazil et al. Discourse Intonation and Language Teaching  (1980)
    8. Jassem The Phonology of Modern English  (1987) for JIPA
    9. Anonymous review of JWL's CPD in ELTJ(1973)
    10. JWL's CPD reviewed by J.C. Wells in JIPA(1973)
    11. Olausson & Sangster OBG (2006) by JWL in JIPA
    12. Wells Longman Pronunciation Dictionary. Third edition. (2008)
    13. Hornby, A. S. Advanced Learner's Dictionary reviewed by A. C. Gimson (1974)
    14. JWL's Guide to English Pronunciation reviewed by W. E. Jones m.f. (1970)
    15. Ladefoged: Three Areas of Experimental Phonetics

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