Phonetics and Pronunciation on the Web

GENERAL

An encyclopaedia  of languages worldwide: 

http://www.sil.org/ethnologue/ 

Newsgroup for teachers interested in pronunciation: 

http://members.aol.com/pronunciationsig/Psites.htm 

Huge internet listening lab for students (American English): 

http://www.esl-lab.com/

Tutorials in spectrogram reading: 

http://cslu.cse.ogi.edu/tutordemos/SpectrogramReading/cse551html/cse551/cse551.html 

An overview of phonetics resources on the net: 

http://faculty.washington.edu/dillon/PhonResources/ 

The University of London site, a great deal of multimedia/interactive material, see also John Wells’ (Director) pages on Estuary English:

http://www.phon.ucl.ac.uk

Download an encyclopaedia of Phonetics terms:

http://www.cambridge.org/elt/peterroach/resources/Glossary.pdf

A site which teaches you how to read Chaucer (13th century English)

http://www.courses.fas.harvard.edu/~chaucer/ 

SOUND FILES OF ACCENTS

Audio samples of accents of English worldwide:

http://www.alt-usage-english.org/audio_archive.shtml#Arthur

Audio samples of accents of British English

http://www.ukans.edu/~idea/index2.html

Audio samples of American accents:

http://www.uta.fi/FAST/US8/REF/samples.html

Sound files and transcriptions of English spoken by native and non-native speakers: 

http://classweb.gmu.edu/accent/

SOFTWARE

To download a complex speech analyser  and IPA help: 

http://www.sil.org/computing/speechtools/

To download a simple speech analyser: 

ftp://ftp.phon.ucl.ac.uk/pub/sfs/wasp

To get fonts for phonetic characters:

http://www.phon.ucl.ac.uk/home/wells/fonts.htm