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canIPA Natural Phonetics – Downloadable PDF files


  • The PDFs available on this page should not be intended as an exhaustive anthology but as a careful selection of what is most useful and updated to approach Natural Phonetics and Tonetics. Alongside monographic PDFs and single chapters from such “vintage” works as A Handbook of Pronunciation, this page provides quite extensive excerpts from newer handbooks such as our Lincom series about the pronunciation and accents of individual languages.


  • Here is a list (updated 2023-07-01) of the books published so far and those under preparation, detailing the Natural Phonetics and Tonetics method and its canIPA phonetic alphabet, as well as the in-depth analysis of several languages. Some older publications included in the list are still valid in terms of theoretical and technical accuracy but have been superseded by more recent and extended works.

A note on the visualization of the dots on our tonograms

  • The dots on our tonograms should appear as filled dots (not as empty ones, with only a very thin edge, as reported by some readers). Thus, for a better result, we warmly suggest to read our PDF’s using professional programs, not only when those files contain tonograms.

General Handbooks



Other Contents

Natural Phonetics & Tonetics (NPT)

English Pronunciation & Accents (EPA)

Avviamento alla fonetica

[An Introduction to Phonetics]

Italian Pronunciation & Accents

Manuale di pronuncia italiana

[A Handbook of Italian Pronunciation]


La buona pronuncia italiana del terzo millennio

[Good Italian Pronunciation for the Third Millennium]


Dizionario di pronuncia italiana

[Italian Pronouncing Dictionary]


Former edition:

New edition:

  • Il DíPIn – Dizionario di pronuncia italiana neutra [DíPIn – A Dictionary of standard (neutral) Italian Pronunciation — (in Italian)], an extended and updated edition of the DiPI, without the A-Z alphabetical lists, which are still in preparation — 2024-04-02 :!:

Pronunce straniere dell’italiano

[Foreign Pronunciations of Italian]


Here is the complete text of ProSIt.
It is advisable to print 2 pages per horizontal sheet, which is why the font has been set to such a large size.

Other Languages




Other PDFs

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