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The Resource Mastering the American accent, Lisa Mojsin, M.A., Director, Accurate English, Inc., Los Angeles, CA

Mastering the American accent, Lisa Mojsin, M.A., Director, Accurate English, Inc., Los Angeles, CA

Label
Mastering the American accent
Title
Mastering the American accent
Statement of responsibility
Lisa Mojsin, M.A., Director, Accurate English, Inc., Los Angeles, CA
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Learn to speak standard American-style English with clarity, confidence and accuracy. Exercises present tricky vowel and consonant sounds and demonstrate correct syllable stress and rhythm. Provides tools to change your accent quickly, including lists of important rules and exceptions. Includes tips for speakers whose native languages are either Chinese, Farsi, Filipino languages, French, German, Indian languages, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, or Vietnamese. A helpful link to downloadable audio of male and female voices will also coach you as you practice American-style pronunciation
Cataloging source
OClCo
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Mastering the American accent, Lisa Mojsin, M.A., Director, Accurate English, Inc., Los Angeles, CA
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Includes downloadable audio of all the exercises"--Cover
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1: Vowel Sounds -- Main vowel sounds of American English -- Production of vowels -- as in meet -- as in sit -- as in take -- as in get -- as in fat -- as in father -- as in fun -- as in saw -- as in boat -- as in good -- as in too -- as in bird -- as in time -- as in house -- as in boy -- 2: Vowels In Detail -- Review of /I/ and /i/ sounds -- Review of /e/ and /ae/ sounds -- Problematic o -- American sound -- Review of /u/ and /u/ sounds -- Comparing /u/ and /yu/ -- Vowels followed by the /r/ sound -- 3: Consonants -- Forming American consonants -- Voiceless and voiced consonants -- Vowel length and voiced and voiceless consonants -- Stops and continuants -- 4: Problematic Consonants -- Various t sounds of American English -- Fast d sound -- tfr sound: tr -- d3r sound: dr -- d3 sound: du and d + y -- tf sound: tu and t + y -- Words ending in -ed -- th sound -- American /r/ -- American /I/ -- Understanding /I/ versus /r/ -- v sound -- Understanding /b/ versus /v/ -- w sound -- Understanding /v/ versus /w/ -- s and z sounds -- ng sound: pronouncing ng -- Consonant clusters -- 5: Syllable Stress -- Stressed and reduced vowels -- Dangers of stressing the wrong syllable -- General rules for stress placement -- Two-syllable words -- Noun and verb pairs -- Words ending in -tion and -ate -- -ate endings of verbs and nouns -- More stressed suffixes -- Rules for prefixes -- Syllable stress changes -- Reduced vowels for review -- 6: Word Stress -- Compound nouns -- Proper stress with adjectives -- Phrasal verbs -- Noun forms of phrasal verbs -- Abbreviations and numbers -- Names of places and people -- Word stress within a sentence -- Lengthening the main vowel in stressed words -- Which words should I stress? -- Content words -- Content words in detail: verbs -- Stress nouns but not pronouns -- Content words in detail: adjectives -- Reducing vowels in unstressed words -- Weak forms -- Strong forms -- Thought groups and focus words -- Contrastive stress -- 7: Intonation -- Falling intonation -- Statements -- Questions -- Rising intonation -- Non-final intonation -- Unfinished thoughts -- Introductory words -- Series of words -- Expressing choices -- Wavering intonation -- 8: Sound Like A True Native Speaker -- Linking words for smoother speech flow -- Rules for linking -- Linking consonant to vowel -- Linking consonant to same consonant -- Final stop between consonants -- Linking vowel to vowel -- Linking vowels within a word -- Reducing pronouns -- Contractions -- Commonly contracted words -- Conditional tense and contractions -- Casual versus formal speech -- Rules and patterns of casual speech -- Commonly confused words -- 9: Memorizing The Exceptions -- Same spelling, different pronunciation -- Two correct pronunciations -- Especially difficult words -- Words with dropped syllables -- Words with silent letters -- Homophones -- Native language guide -- Chinese -- Farsi -- Filipino languages -- French -- German -- Indian languages -- Indonesian -- Japanese -- Korean -- Portuguese -- Russian -- Spanish -- Vietnamese -- Index
Control code
sky2ocm83927476
Dimensions
28 cm
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
vi, 201 pages
Isbn
9781438008103
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2016941015
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Mastering the American accent, Lisa Mojsin, M.A., Director, Accurate English, Inc., Los Angeles, CA
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Includes downloadable audio of all the exercises"--Cover
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1: Vowel Sounds -- Main vowel sounds of American English -- Production of vowels -- as in meet -- as in sit -- as in take -- as in get -- as in fat -- as in father -- as in fun -- as in saw -- as in boat -- as in good -- as in too -- as in bird -- as in time -- as in house -- as in boy -- 2: Vowels In Detail -- Review of /I/ and /i/ sounds -- Review of /e/ and /ae/ sounds -- Problematic o -- American sound -- Review of /u/ and /u/ sounds -- Comparing /u/ and /yu/ -- Vowels followed by the /r/ sound -- 3: Consonants -- Forming American consonants -- Voiceless and voiced consonants -- Vowel length and voiced and voiceless consonants -- Stops and continuants -- 4: Problematic Consonants -- Various t sounds of American English -- Fast d sound -- tfr sound: tr -- d3r sound: dr -- d3 sound: du and d + y -- tf sound: tu and t + y -- Words ending in -ed -- th sound -- American /r/ -- American /I/ -- Understanding /I/ versus /r/ -- v sound -- Understanding /b/ versus /v/ -- w sound -- Understanding /v/ versus /w/ -- s and z sounds -- ng sound: pronouncing ng -- Consonant clusters -- 5: Syllable Stress -- Stressed and reduced vowels -- Dangers of stressing the wrong syllable -- General rules for stress placement -- Two-syllable words -- Noun and verb pairs -- Words ending in -tion and -ate -- -ate endings of verbs and nouns -- More stressed suffixes -- Rules for prefixes -- Syllable stress changes -- Reduced vowels for review -- 6: Word Stress -- Compound nouns -- Proper stress with adjectives -- Phrasal verbs -- Noun forms of phrasal verbs -- Abbreviations and numbers -- Names of places and people -- Word stress within a sentence -- Lengthening the main vowel in stressed words -- Which words should I stress? -- Content words -- Content words in detail: verbs -- Stress nouns but not pronouns -- Content words in detail: adjectives -- Reducing vowels in unstressed words -- Weak forms -- Strong forms -- Thought groups and focus words -- Contrastive stress -- 7: Intonation -- Falling intonation -- Statements -- Questions -- Rising intonation -- Non-final intonation -- Unfinished thoughts -- Introductory words -- Series of words -- Expressing choices -- Wavering intonation -- 8: Sound Like A True Native Speaker -- Linking words for smoother speech flow -- Rules for linking -- Linking consonant to vowel -- Linking consonant to same consonant -- Final stop between consonants -- Linking vowel to vowel -- Linking vowels within a word -- Reducing pronouns -- Contractions -- Commonly contracted words -- Conditional tense and contractions -- Casual versus formal speech -- Rules and patterns of casual speech -- Commonly confused words -- 9: Memorizing The Exceptions -- Same spelling, different pronunciation -- Two correct pronunciations -- Especially difficult words -- Words with dropped syllables -- Words with silent letters -- Homophones -- Native language guide -- Chinese -- Farsi -- Filipino languages -- French -- German -- Indian languages -- Indonesian -- Japanese -- Korean -- Portuguese -- Russian -- Spanish -- Vietnamese -- Index
Control code
sky2ocm83927476
Dimensions
28 cm
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
vi, 201 pages
Isbn
9781438008103
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2016941015
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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