American Accent Training

American Accent Training

A Guide to Speaking and Pronouncing Colloquial American English

Book - 2017
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"A great training tool for classroom or for personal use! In recent years, Barron’s American Accent Training has gained wide respect as a self-teaching program, but more and more speech trainers, teachers, and speech therapists report that they are also using it as a valuable teaching tool in their speech classes. This new edition now comes with downloadable audio. The program goes where no American accent training tool has gone before, providing highly innovative instruction for both students and business people...Supplementary materials include detailed nationality guides for 11 languages (Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Spanish, French, German, Russian, Korean, Arabic, the U.S. Southern accent, and African languages)." --Publisher's website.
Publisher: Hauppauge, NY :, Barrons Educational Series, Inc.,, [2017]
Edition: Fourth edition.
ISBN: 9781438010359
Characteristics: xi, 233 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Introduction : read this first
Telephone tutoring: Preliminary diagnostic analysis
The American sound
Pure sound
Voice quality
The American speech music
Four main reasons for intonation
Can or can't
Intonation and attitude
Squeezed-out syllables
Syllable stress
Complex intonation
Phrasal verbs
Word linking & phrasing
Word groups and phrasing
Cat? Caught? Cut?
The miracle technique
The American T
The American R
The El
Reduced sounds
Grammar in a nutshell
Tee aitch
S or Z?
Telephone tutoring: mi-point diagnostic analysis
Review and expansion
More reduced sounds
"V" as in victory
Tense and lax vowels
The ridge
The verb map
Grammar in a bigger nutshell
Practical application
Nasal consonants
Throaty consonants
Telephone tutoring: final diagnostic analysis
Review and expansion
Nationality guides
Answer key
ESL teacher's guide
Index.
Summary: "A great training tool for classroom or for personal use! In recent years, Barron’s American Accent Training has gained wide respect as a self-teaching program, but more and more speech trainers, teachers, and speech therapists report that they are also using it as a valuable teaching tool in their speech classes. This new edition now comes with downloadable audio. The program goes where no American accent training tool has gone before, providing highly innovative instruction for both students and business people...Supplementary materials include detailed nationality guides for 11 languages (Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Spanish, French, German, Russian, Korean, Arabic, the U.S. Southern accent, and African languages)." --Publisher's website.

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