American Accent Drills for British and Australian Speakers

1st Edition

Amanda Quaid

Routledge
March 11, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 128 Pages - 1 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367365653 - CAT# 324248

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Summary

American Accent Drills for British and Australian Speakers provides a comprehensive guide to learning a General American Accent, made specifically for native English speakers.

Unlike most American accent guides, which are geared toward ESL learners, this handbook covers only the shifts that English speakers need to make – nothing more, nothing less. In addition to vowel and consonant drills, it covers the finer points of American intonation and elision, features that often elude English speakers of other dialects. Finally, it provides exercises for "owning" the dialect, finding authenticity and making it work for each individual actor in their own way.

This is an excellent resource for students of Speech and Dialects courses, actors from the UK, Australia, and New Zealand, and advanced ESL learners who need to use an American accent on screen or on stage.

American Accent Drills for British and Australian Speakers also includes access to downloadable audio files of the practice drills featured in the book, to help students practice and perfect their American accent.

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