|| PHONETICS is an internationally-oriented list for anybody learning, teaching or just interested in phonetics. Phonetics students are especially encouraged to join, to extend their involvement in phonetics beyond the classroom. Teachers can use the list to discuss things like favorite textbooks, effective ways to explain 'formants' to students, or good Web sites and phonetics software, like Praat and SFS. The list is also a place to come to for information on the phonetics of any of the languages known by any of the subscribers; for example someone in Seoul might be available to explain the difference between tensed and aspirated stops in Korean. PHONETICS aspires to stimulate interest in phonetics, enhance communication among those interested in phonetics, and facilitate resource sharing.