English Phonetic Symbols

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English Phonetic Symbols is a resource for phonetic students and speech-language pathologists working with clinical transcription and accent modification. Master the clinical phonetic symbols using mnemonic illustrations, fun facts, and age of acquisition research.

Flashcards are convenient to carry, provide an easy way to learn, and neatly organize information. Review all consonants, vowels, and diphthongs used in Standard North American English. Improve your test scores, embrace transcription, and challenge your patients with authentic sentences targeting commonly made speech errors.

* Flashcards exclusive to the U.S. eBook available worldwide.

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Product features

  • 24 consonants, 12 vowels, 5 diphthongs
  • Names of symbols (watch video)
  • Pronunciation descriptions
  • A sentence in IPA for decoding
  • Historical linguistic information
  • Audio companion in mp3 format (download)
  • Mnemonic illustrations and artwork
  • Practice sentences from the COCA Corpus
  • Sound-color chart for auditory perception therapy (download)
  • Phoneme-grapheme correspondences (spelling patterns)
  • Chart displaying frequency of phonemes (Hanna et al., 1966) using Merriam-Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary 6th ed.
  • Chart displaying age of acquisition for phonemes in boys and girls (Smit et al., 1990)
  • Sound substitutions not affecting comprehension between speakers of English as a Lingua Franca
  • Minimal pairs targeting common pronunciation errors in patients with language disorders and English language learners (ELLs)


  • Deck of 25 double-sided color cards
  • Size: 3.5 x 5 inches
  • Weight: 3oz
  • Made in the USA
  • ISBN: 978-1-944403-00-3


  • 51 color pages (3.5 x 5 inches)
  • DRM-free eBook in PDF format (printable)
  • Immediate digital download
  • ISBN: 978-1-944403-02-7