Peter Ladefoged

Peter Ladefoged
Ladefoged in 2004
Born(1925-09-17)17 September 1925
Died24 January 2006(2006-01-24) (aged 80)
London, England
Alma mater
Scientific career
Doctoral studentsJohn Ohala

Peter Nielsen Ladefoged (/ˈlædɪfɡɪd/ LAD-if-oh-ghid,[1] Danish: [ˈpʰe̝ˀtɐ ˈne̝lsn̩ ˈlɛːðəˌfoːð̩];[2] 17 September 1925 – 24 January 2006) was a British linguist and phonetician.[3]

He was Professor of Phonetics at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where he taught from 1962 to 1991. His book A Course in Phonetics is a common introductory text in phonetics, and The Sounds of the World's Languages (co-authored with Ian Maddieson) is widely regarded as a standard phonetics reference. Ladefoged also wrote several books on the phonetics of African languages. Prior to UCLA, he was a lecturer at the universities of Edinburgh, Scotland (1953–59, 1960–1) and Ibadan, Nigeria (1959–60).[4]

  1. ^ Vowels and consonants: an introduction to the sounds of languages. 2001. p. 74.
  2. ^ Brink, Lars; Lund, Jørn; Heger, Steffen; Jørgensen, J. Normann (1991). Den Store Danske Udtaleordbog. Copenhagen: Munksgaard. ISBN 87-16-06649-9.
  3. ^ "Peter Ladefoged's home page". Retrieved 19 November 2017.
  4. ^ "Obituary: Peter Ladefoged". UCLA Newsroom. Retrieved 17 July 2015.

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