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Peter Ladefoged, UCLA Research Phonetician and Professor Emeritus, was Director of the UCLA Phonetics Laboratory from 1962 to 1991. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1959. His major research interests have been in experimental phonetics and in describing the sounds of the world's languages. He has traveled extensively in Europe, Africa, India, Australia, China, and elsewhere, recording a wide range of languages. He was president of the International Phonetic Association (1986-1991) and of the Linguistic Society of America (1980). Among his other honors is a Distinguished Teaching Award from UCLA.