History of the IPA
The Handbook of the International Phonetic Association
(Cambridge University Press, 1999), pp 194-197.
M K C MacMahon: 'The International Phonetic Association:
the first 100 years', Journal of the International Phonetic Association,
Vol 16, 1986, pp 30-38
Principles of the International Phonetic Association,
London: Department of Phonetics, University College London, 1949,
inside covers. Also reproduced in: Journal of the International Phonetic Association,
Vol 40, 3, 2010. pp 299-358.
R W Albright: The International Phonetic Alphabet:
Its Backgrounds and Development (Publication Seven of the Indiana
University Research Center in Anthropology, Folklore, and Linguistics,
1958); also Part III of International Journal of American Linguistics,
Vol 24, No 1. B. 1958.
For reproductions of some earlier IPA charts, including
the first one in 1888, see MacMahon, M K C, 'Phonetic notation', in
Daniels, P T & Bright, W (eds), The World's Writing Systems,
OUP: New York & Oxford, 1996, pp 821-46.
The part played by Paul Passy, Daniel Jones and
other phoneticians in the development of the Association is set out
in detail in Collins, Beverley & Mees, Inger, The Real Professor
Higgins: the life and career of Daniel Jones, Berlin: Mouton de
Journal of the International Phonetic Association,
Vol 40, 3, 2010. pp 299-358. This issue includes articles on the '40th anniversary of JIPA',
'Joining the IPA — 100 years ago', 'Sample articles from Le Maître Phonétique',
and the 'Principles of the International Phonetic Association'.
For further information about any aspect of the history of the IPA, contact:
Michael K C MacMahon
Department of English Language
University of Glasgow
Glasgow G12 8QQ
tel: +44 141 330 4596
fax: +44 141 330 3531