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Accurate English: A Complete Course in Pronunciation

Accurate English: A Complete Course in Pronunciation
Author: Rebecca M. Dauer
ISBN 13: 9780130072535
ISBN 10: 130072532
Edition: unknown
Publisher: Pearson Education ESL
Publication Date: 1992-12-04
Format: Paperback
Pages: 246
List Price: $52.20

KEYBENEFIT: Aimed at enabling readers to improve theirpronunciation of English so they can be understood effortlessly bynative speakers in both formal and informal situations, this handbookteaches the vowels, consonants, rhythm, and intonation of AmericanEnglish using the principles of articulatory phonetics. KEYTOPICS: Stressing a cognitive approach to learning and providingdo-it-yourself exercises designed to put theory into practice, thereference hands readers techniques for improving their accents ...provides steps for working up from phrases to dialogues, readingpassages, and oral presentations ... includes spelling patterns forordinary words, academic words, and exceptions, as well as rules forstress placement ... offers detailed treatment of rhythm, includingreduction and linking ... and contains a diagnostic speech sample andself analysis to help readers pinpoint their own language problems.Ideal for individuals who are non-native speakers ofEnglish and want to achieve a near-native accent.