LINGUIST List 13.1091

Fri Apr 19 2002

Sum: Phonetic Analysis Software

Editor for this issue: Marie Klopfenstein <>


  1. Jo Rubba, Praat phonetic analysis software

Message 1: Praat phonetic analysis software

Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2002 11:44:17 -0700
From: Jo Rubba <>
Subject: Praat phonetic analysis software

A very long time ago, I posted a query to the list asking for software
that would record sounds and produce spectrograms. Several people wrote
back recommending Praat, a program available from the website

Paul Boersma and David Weenink are making this program available. I was
not able to find time to even experiment with it until recently, and now
that I have, I'm sorry I didn't do so sooner. It's a fabulous program,
with many options that outstrip my modest needs of the moment (being
able to record sounds and share phonetic analyses with my students). I
thought at first that Praat would be too hard to learn, but its makers
have gone out of their way to make it user-friendly.

I'm sorry to have taken so long to report on my query; I encourage
anyone looking for software like this to investigate Praat's terrific
capabilities. And thanks to Paul and Dave for the fantastic work they've done!

Johanna Rubba, Associate Professor, Linguistics
English Department, Cal Poly State University
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
Tel. 805-756-2184 ~ Dept. phone 805-756-2596
Dept. fax: 805-756-6374 ~ E-mail:			
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