The IPA is the major as well as the oldest representative organisation for phoneticians. It was established in 1886
The aim of the IPA is to promote the scientific study of phonetics and the various practical applications of that
In furtherance of this aim, the IPA provides the academic community world-wide with a notational standard for the
phonetic representation of all languages -
the International Phonetic Alphabet (also IPA).
The latest version of the IPA Alphabet was published in 1993 (updated in 1996).
IPA transcription systems for English
Journal of the International Phonetic Association
Society of Phonetic Sciences (ISPhS)
Association for Forensic Phonetics (IAFPA)
World Wide Words.
Link to Prof. John Wells
J. Wells' page,
J. Well's Blog
What is a Dictionary