In recent years, Barron's American Accent Traininghas 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 third edition has been given streamlined packaging. The book now comes with 5 new audio CDs enclosed in vinyl sleeves and bound to the book's inside back cover. The combination book/audio CD package goes where no American accent program has gone before, providing highly innovative instruction for both students and business people.
Four all-new chapters in the book cover the psychology of accent acquisition, American voice quality, a pronunciation overview, and an instructor's overview Professional male and female voices on the CDs have been carefully selected to represent authentic American pronunciation and intonation
Pronunciation exercises encompass all vowel sounds, consonants, blends, and diphthongs
Emphasis on linking, or phonetically transcribed sound liaisons help students "see" the correct sounds
Designed for foreign-born students and business people working, traveling, or studying in the United States and Canada
Supplementary materials include detailed nationality guides for 10 languages (Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Spanish, French, German, Russian, Korean, Arabic, and the U.S. Southern accent).
More valuable features include access to a comprehensive website, and referral to a qualified telephone analyst for an individual diagnostic speech analysis.,
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 instructor's 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.