Report on the 1989 Kiel Convention

  title={Report on the 1989 Kiel Convention},
  journal={Journal of the International Phonetic Association},
  pages={67 - 80}
  • Published 1 December 1989
  • Linguistics
  • Journal of the International Phonetic Association
From 18 to 21 August 1989 approximately 120 members of the Association (and a few guests) met in Kiel, West Germany, to work on revisions of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). There had been a great deal of preparation for this convention, involving the soliciting of opinion by mail on a wide range of topics, and considerable research on the present status of the IPA. A previous issue of this journal, JIPA 18(2), collected a number of these preparatory opinions. At the convention itself… 

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