Peter Ladefoged

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Peter Ladefoged (September 17, 1925 – January 24, 2006) was the foremost phonetician of his generation, who studied the sounds of languages from around the world.


Ladefoged was born in Sutton, Surrey (England). He studied in Cambridge and Edinburgh. He taught at UCLA from 1962 till his retirement in 1991. He died in London on his way home from a fieldtrip to India.



  • Ladefoged (1962). The nature of vowel quality. Monograph supplement to Revista do Laboratório de Fonética Experimental da Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Coimbra.
  • Ladefoged (1962). Elements of acoustic phonetics. University of Chicago Press. Paperback edition 1971. Translation into Japanese, Taishukan Publishing Company, 1976. Second edition, with added chapters on computational phonetics 1996. ISBN 0226467643
  • Ladefoged (1964). A phonetic study of west African languages. Cambridge: Cambridge University. Reprinted 1968. ISBN 0521069637
  • Ladefoged (1967). Three areas of experimental phonetics. London: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-437110-7
  • Ladefoged, Peter, Ruth Glick & Clive Criper (1969). Language in Uganda. Nairobi: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-436101-2
  • Ladefoged (1971). Preliminaries to linguistic phonetics. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
  • Ladefoged (1975). A course in phonetics. Orlando: Harcourt Brace. 2nd ed 1982, 3rd ed. 1993, 4th ed. 2001, 5th ed. Boston: Thomson/Wadsworth 2006. Japanese translation 2000. ISBN 0-15-507319-2
  • Ladefoged, Peter & Ian Maddieson (1996). The sounds of the world’s languages. Oxford: Blackwells. ISBN 0-631-19814-8
  • Ladefoged (2001). Vowels and consonants: An introduction to the sounds of languages. Oxford: Blackwells. 2001, 2nd ed. 2004. ISBN 0-631-21412-7
  • Ladefoged (2003). Phonetic data analysis: An introduction to instrumental phonetic fieldwork. Oxford: Blackwells. ISBN 0631232702
  • Ladefoged (2006). Interactive CD-ROM for "A Course in Phonetics" ISBN 1-4130-1420-8