Campus and Department Links
Other Phonetics Labs & Resources
Tools of the Trade
Programs and online resources useful for phoneticians.
An advanced and comprehensive tool for annotating/transcribing audio and video.
NORM: Vowel Normalization Suite (online)
A web frontend for the vowels R package, which can be used to normalize and/or plot vowel data.
Penn Phonetics Lab Forced Aligner (P2FA) (Windows/OSX/Linux)
A Python script which takes a .wav file and a transcript and produces a time-aligned Praat TextGrid.
An R package for normalizing and plotting vowels, created by our very own Dan McCloy.
Software for the analysis, synthesis, and manipulation of speech, used extensively by sociolinguists, phoneticians, and phonologists. Also see Akustyk, and plugin and resource for Praat.
R is a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics. R provides a wide variety of statistical (linear and nonlinear modeling, classical statistical tests, time-series analysis, classification, clustering, etc.) and graphical techniques. CSDE periodically offers training in R for the uninitiated, but also see the R Wikibook and Quick-R for documentation and tutorials.
A very useful IDE for R, used by many members of the lab.
A Wiki designed to describe the usage of each Unicode codepoint in various fields, and to help distinguish commonly confused characters.
IPA character picker
A character picker for IPA symbols.
Another IPA character picker
Unicode keyboard mappings from SIL. Linux, Mac, and Windows versions.
A plain text editor for Windows with code highlighting and completion.
A plain text editor for Mac with code highlighting and completion.