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We are very grateful to Sharynne McLeod, Sadanand Singh and Plural Publishing for allowing us to share the title of their book, Seeing Speech, which we recommend as a very useful tool for the student of phonetics.


This online resource is a product of the collaboration between researchers at five Scottish Universities: The University of Glasgow, Queen Margaret University Edinburgh, the University of Strathclyde, the University of Edinburgh and the University of Aberdeen. The resource will provide teachers and students of Practical Phonetics with synchronised ultrasound video, audio and 2D/3D diagrams of modelled speech and spontaneous speech (drawn from collected UTI and MRI corpora). Construction of this resource began in July 2011 and it will be completed by September 2013

The website has a three-part structure:


We would like to thank the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland for funding the development of this resource and the University of Glasgow for providing web design expertise and Queen Margaret University Edinburgh, for allowing use of their ultrasound tongue imaging recording studios, Alan Wrench of Articulate instruments for his help and advice and the Ultrax project for donating MRI speech recordings. We would also like to thank Dr Janet Beck of Queen Margaret University and Dr John Esling of the University of Victoria for contributing audio and articulatory recordings of modeled speech sounds and the many anonymous contributors of spontaneous and read speech samples.

The project team consists of: