Using a tunable diode-laser spectrometer self-broadening coefficients and absolute intensities have been measured for 26 lines of PH3 at 298 K in the R branch of the ν band and the P and P branches of the ν band. The recorded lines with J values ranging from 2 to 14 and K from 0 to 11 are located in the spectral range 995-1093 cm. Self-broadening coefficients have also been measured at 173.4 K for nine of these lines. The collisional widths and line strengths are obtained by fitting each spectral line with different theoretical profiles. The results obtained for the line intensities are in good agreement with recent measurements [J. Mol. Spectrosc. 215 (2002) 178]. The self-broadening coefficients are also calculated on the basis of a simple semiclassical model involving only the electrostatic interactions. A satisfactory agreement is obtained except for high J values or K values equal to J, for which the calculated results are notably underestimated. By comparing broadening coefficients at room and low temperatures, the temperature dependence of these broadenings has been determined both experimentally and theoretically.