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Jack Windsor Lewis

 on phonetic & other linguistic topics

largely tho not exclusively on English

amounting to more than 100,000 over


of Appreciations, Articles, Diagrams, Exercises, Reviews, Obituaries
 and about 490


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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 (2003)
    2. British English in strict IPA transcription (1979)
    3. Early Symbolisations of GB Segmental Phonemes (2010)
    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)
    10. Phonetics in Advanced Learner's Dictionaries (2014)
  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
    6. English Intonation Studies before 1973
  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. Beverley Collins
    6. Stanley Ellis
    7. Sinclair Eustace
    8. Eli Fischer-Jørgensen
    9. Beatrice Honikman
    10. W. E. Jones
    11. Peter Ladefoged
    12. Ernestina Landau
    13. Peter MacCarthy
    14. T. F. Mitchell
    15. J. D. O'Connor
    16. Harold Orton
    17. Julian Pring
    18. 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 by JWL et al etc.
    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
    16. Cruttenden, Gimson's Pronunciation of English reviewed by JWL in JIPA Vol. 44 No. 3 (2014)
    17. Beverley Collins & Inger M. Mees Practical Phonetics and Phonology: A Resource Book for Students
    18. JWL’s A Guide to English Pronunciation for Users of English as a Foreign Language reviewed by J. C. Wells UCL (1969)
    19. Foreword to JWL’s Concise Pronouncing Dictionary (1972) by A. C. Gimson

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