Journal of the International Phonetic Association
The first issue of The Phonetic Teacher
DisciplinePhonetics, phonology
Edited byMarija Tabain /təˈbn/ (2020)
Publication details
Former name(s)
  • Le Maître Phonétique
  • The Phonetic Teacher
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4J. Int. Phon. Assoc.
ISSN0025-1003 (print)
1475-3502 (web)
OCLC no.474783413

The Journal of the International Phonetic Association (JIPA; /ˈpə/)[1] is a peer-reviewed academic journal that appears three times a year. It is published by Cambridge University Press on behalf of the International Phonetic Association. It was established as Dhi Fonètik Tîtcer ("The Phonetic Teacher") in 1886. In 1889, it was renamed Le Maître Phonétique and French was designated as the Association's official language.[2] It was written entirely in the IPA, with its name being written accordingly as " mɛːtrə fɔnetik" and hence abbreviated "mf", until it obtained its current name and English became the official language again in 1971.[3][2] It covers topics in phonetics and applied phonetics such as speech therapy and voice recognition, as well as "Illustrations of the IPA" that describe individual languages using the IPA. The journal is abstracted and indexed in the MLA Bibliography.


(as dhi fonètik tîtcer)

(as ðə fɔnetik tîtcər)

(as lə mɛːtrə fɔnetik)

(as Le Maître Phonétique)

(as JIPA)


  1. ^ Windsor Lewis, Jack (2005). "A. C. Gimson, JIPA and the m.f.". Journal of the International Phonetic Association. 35 (2): 215–220. doi:10.1017/S0025100305002136. S2CID 144269312.
  2. ^ a b International Phonetic Association (1999). Handbook of the International Phonetic Association: A Guide to the Use of the International Phonetic Alphabet. Cambridge University Press. p. 195. ISBN 978-0-52163751-0.
  3. ^ Hirst, Daniel (2010). "Sample articles from Le Maître Phonétique". Journal of the International Phonetic Association. 40 (3): 285–296. doi:10.1017/S0025100310000150. S2CID 146666633.

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