Luciano Canepari [luˈt͡ʃaːno ˌkaneˈpaːri] (b. 19 January 1947 in Venice), is a professor in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Venice. He received his academic training at that university. He developed a phonetic transcription system called canIPA ([kaˈniːpa]), based on the official IPA. The canIPA consists of 500 basic, 300 complementary and 200 supplementary symbols. It is a work in progress, intended to permit the transcription of all world languages in more exact detail than the official IPA.
His work was criticised by Alex Rotatori, a lecturer of English Phonetics, for being too complicated and for its concept of "International English", which Rotatori described as "a variety nowhere to be heard on this planet". In response, Canepari published a strongly worded denunciation of Rotatori's credentials as a phonetician and called him a "charlatan".
- Introduzione alla fonetica. Torino: Einaudi, 1979
- Phonetic Notation/La notazione fonetica. Venice: Cafoscarina, 1983 (in English and Italian; with two audio-cassettes)
- Dizionario di pronuncia italiana. Bologna: Zanichelli, 1999; new ed. 2000
- Manuale di pronuncia italiana. Bologna: Zanichelli, 1999; new ed, 2004
- Manuale di fonetica. Fonetica ⟨naturale⟩. München: Lincom Europa, 2003
- translated as A Handbook of Phonetics: ⟨Natural⟩ Phonetics. München: Lincom Europa, 2005
- Manuale di pronuncia. Italiano, inglese, francese, tedesco, spagnolo, portoghese, russo, arabo, hindi, cinese, giapponese, esperanto. München: Lincom Europa, 2003; new ed. 2007
- translated as A Handbook of Pronunciation: English, Italian, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Arabic, Hindi, Chinese, Japanese, Esperanto. München: Lincom Europa, 2005; new ed. 2007
- Avviamento alla fonetica. Torino: Einaudi, 2006
- Pronunce straniere dell'italiano. 2007
- Natural Phonetics and Tonetics. München: Lincom Europa, 2007
- The Pronunciation of English around the World. München: Lincom Europa, 2010
He has also published a number of workbooks and recordings used in connection with these books.
- Warren Shibles, "A Comparative Phonetics of Italian: toward a Standard IPA Transcription", Italica 71:4 (1994), pp. 548–566. (Available on jstor to subscribers).