Peter Ladefoged

Peter Nielsen Ladefoged (/ˈlædɪfɡɪd/ LAD-if-oh-ghid,[1] Danish: [ˈpʰe̝ˀtɐ ˈne̝lsn̩ ˈlɛːðəˌfoːð̩];[2] 17 September 1925 – 24 January 2006) was a British linguist and phonetician.[3]

Peter Ladefoged
Peter Ladefoged, 2004, Duncanville, Texas
Born(1925-09-17)17 September 1925
Sutton, England
Died24 January 2006(2006-01-24) (aged 80)
London, England
Alma mater

He was Professor of Phonetics at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where he taught from 1962 to 1991. His book A Course in Phonetics is a common introductory text in phonetics, and The Sounds of the World's Languages (co-authored with Ian Maddieson) is widely regarded as a standard phonetics reference. Ladefoged also wrote several books on the phonetics of African languages. Prior to UCLA, he was a lecturer at the universities of Edinburgh, Scotland (1953–59, 1960–1) and Ibadan, Nigeria (1959–60).[4]