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Glossonomia, Conversations on the Sounds of Speech is a podcast by Eric Armstrong and Phil Thompson. Each week we talk about a different vowel or consonant sound in English.

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Listening to Eric and Phil talk about Phonetics is like going back to graduate school in the best possible way. Mssrs. Armstrong and Thompson manage to walk the very fine line between detail and accesability. Their in-depth exploration of the various sounds, phonetic markers, and language history is invaluable to my personal studies and to my classroom teaching. As Phil mentions in episode 5, there is a tendency for Speech teachers to use the IPA as some kind of stentorian authority; or, in other words, as a way of saying "this is the right and only way to make this sound". Glossonomia's thoughtful and intelligent discussion of sound action inspires a meaningful exploration on the many ways a sound can be produced, allowing for greater freedom in choosing sound actions. I look forward to this every week, as do many of my students.

beautifully done

I absolutely love this podcast! It's rather like being back in a grad school class... without the threat of an exam. Phil and Eric handle the subject matter with warmth and humour and do so in a manner that I believe will appeal to both the casually interested amateur and the voice professional. Please continue the great work!

Wit and Wisdom from Two Amiable Souls

Aimed largely at theatre professionals—actors, directors, coaches, students and teachers alike— but chock-ful of useful and fascinating information of interest to speech pathologists, educators and interested members of the general public, Glossonomia is a fantastic podcast. Eric and Phil's combination of erudition, creative geekery, and general amiability mean there's never a dull moment. I hope this podcast catches on with a wide audience, including students of phonetics and linguistics, who could glean something valuable from the hosts' empathetically humanistic approach to the sounds of speech. I never cease to joy in the appearance of a new podcast. My only complaint is that they don't come out with new episodes more frequently!

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  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Language: English

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