American Accent Training with 5 Audio CDs

American Accent Training with 5 Audio CDs Author Ann Cook
ISBN-10 1438071655
ISBN-13 9781438071657
Year 2012-09-01
Pages 224
Language English
Publisher Barron’s Educational Series
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This new and expanded third edition of American Accent Training with 5 new audio CDs has four all new chapters that cover the psychology of accent acquisition American voice quality a pronunciation overview and an ESL instructors guide The new CDs feature professional male and female voices that have been carefully selected to represent that perfect American accent With 30 years of extensive research the unique AAT methodology has been refined to teach the American sound quickly and easily paying special attention to Voice quality with emphasis on accurate presentation of the authentic American sound Pronunciation with attention to all vowels consonants blends and diphthongs Intonation which focuses on syllable stress rules and word stress in a sentence Linking or liaisons between phonetically transcribed sounds so students can see the sound American Accent Training also offers detailed nationality guides for ten languages and accent variations Chinese Japanese Indian Spanish French German Russian Korean Arabic and the US Southern accent Added features include access to comprehensive websites and referral to a qualified telephone analyst for individual help American Accent Training has been Americanizing the speaking habits of students and business people since 1991 Going where no accent book has gone before AAT continues to set the standard for anyone learning or teaching the American accent