Speaking American English

American Accent Training

American Accent Training

Directed to speakers of English as a second language, a multi-media guide to pronouncing American English uses a "pure-sound" approach to speaking to help imitate the fluid ways of American speech.

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Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
Author : Ann Cook
Publisher : Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Release : 2000
Total Pages : 162 Pages
ISBN : 0764173693


Speak English Like An American

Speak English Like An American

The audio CD contains all of the dialogues in the book.

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Genre : Foreign Language Study
Author : Amy Gillett
Publisher : Language Success Press
Release : 2004
Total Pages : 173 Pages
ISBN : 9780972530033


Speaking American

Speaking American

Investigates the history and continuing evolution of American English, from the 16th century to the present, to celebrate the endless variety and remarkable inventiveness that have always been at the heart of our language. By the author of Images of English: A Cultural History of the Language.

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Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
Author : Richard W. Bailey
Publisher : OUP USA
Release : 2012-01-23
Total Pages : 207 Pages
ISBN : 9780195179347


Speaking American

Speaking American

Did you know that your answers to just a handful of questions can predict the zip code of where you grew up? Speaking American offers a visual atlas of the American vernacular--who says what, and where they say it--revealing the history of our nation, our regions, and the language that divides and unites us.

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Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
Author : Josh Katz
Publisher : Mariner Books
Release : 2020-09
Total Pages : 224 Pages
ISBN : 0358359937


Do You Speak American

Do You Speak American

Is American English in decline? Are regional dialects dying out? Is there a difference between men and women in how they adapt to linguistic variations? These questions, and more, about our language catapulted Robert MacNeil and William Cran—the authors (with Robert McCrum) of the language classic The Story of English—across the country in search of the answers. Do You Speak American? is the tale of their discoveries, which provocatively show how the standard for American English—if a standard exists—is changing quickly and dramatically. On a journey that takes them from the Northeast, through Appalachia and the Deep South, and west to California, the authors observe everyday verbal interactions and in a host of interviews with native speakers glean the linguistic quirks and traditions characteristic of each area. While examining the histories and controversies surrounding both written and spoken American English, they address anxieties and assumptions that, when explored, are highly emotional, such as the growing influence of Spanish as a threat to American English and the special treatment of African-American vernacular English. And, challenging the purists who think grammatical standards are in serious deterioration and that media saturation of our culture is homogenizing our speech, they surprise us with unpredictable responses. With insight and wit, MacNeil and Cran bring us a compelling book that is at once a celebration and a potent study of our singular language. Each wave of immigration has brought new words to enrich the American language. Do you recognize the origin of 1. blunderbuss, sleigh, stoop, coleslaw, boss, waffle? Or 2. dumb, ouch, shyster, check, kaput, scram, bummer? Or 3. phooey, pastrami, glitch, kibbitz, schnozzle? Or 4. broccoli, espresso, pizza, pasta, macaroni, radio? Or 5. smithereens, lollapalooza, speakeasy, hooligan? Or 6. vamoose, chaps, stampede, mustang, ranch, corral? 1. Dutch 2. German 3. Yiddish 4. Italian 5. Irish 6. Spanish

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Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
Author : Robert Macneil
Publisher : Nan A. Talese
Release : 2007-12-18
Total Pages : 240 Pages
ISBN : 9780307423573


Speaking Naturally Student S Book

Speaking Naturally Student S Book

Speaking Naturally is for intermediate and high intermediate ESL/EFL students who are interested in using English in social interaction. Each unit contains:" Presentation of language functions (thanking, agreeing, disagreeing, inviting, etc.) in both formal and informal situations" Informative readings on the cultural rules students need to know in real-life situations" Exercises and role plays for pairs and small groups, to encourage interaction" Short recorded dialogues, which expose students to a range of American accents and levels of formality.Speaking Naturally can be used as a classroom text, as a supplementary text, and for self-study.

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Genre : Foreign Language Study
Author : Bruce Tillitt
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 1985-01-25
Total Pages : 115 Pages
ISBN : 0521271304


Speak Business English Like An American

Speak Business English Like An American

CD and book designed to teach idioms and expressions used in the American business world.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Amy Gillett
Publisher :
Release : 2006
Total Pages : 200 Pages
ISBN : CORNELL:31924111831628


American Accent Training

American Accent Training

Directed to speakers of English as a second language, a multi-media guide to pronouncing American English uses a "pure-sound" approach to speaking to help imitate the fluid ways of American speech.

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Genre : Foreign Language Study
Author : Ann Cook
Publisher : Barron's Educational Series
Release : 2012
Total Pages : 226 Pages
ISBN : 1438071655


Everyday English

Everyday English

There is no time like the present to learn English. The world's most widely spoken language permeates many aspects of our daily lives. Internet sites, blockbuster movies, even toothpaste tubes bear English words. But let's be honest, learning to speak American English is not easy. Pronunciation, sentence structures, figures of speech, and idioms are just some of the potential headaches for those who are courageous enough to take up English. One might wonder if there is a way to learn American English with minimum hassle. That is exactly why this book was created.Flipping through the pages of this book will reveal the absence of numbered lessons and regimented exercises. In fact, the majority of the text is written in a format similar to a movie script. There is a cast of characters performing the actions of each scene. The two main characters have different personalities and backgrounds, but they are united by the quest to learn English. Both of the characters drive the storyline by making decisions that are based on their learning goals. You have the opportunity to imagine that you are a character in the story. You can decide which parts of the text to read, and the order, in accordance with your own learning goals.Whether you are going on a cruise or heading to a job interview, this book serves as a practical and entertaining guide to conversational American English. You can also use it as a handy reference while traveling abroad. Although the events in the story take place in the United States, the speaking skills you will gain can be employed in other English-speaking countries.The lines of the characters in the story provide a glimpse into the diversity of dialects and rich vocabulary that American English has to offer. It is a dynamic language that is deeply intertwined with American culture. References to American thought, history, and pop culture enliven the text, making for an enjoyable learning experience. As you make your way through the book, I hope you will come to see, as I have, how wonderful and exhilarating it is to learn English.

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Author : Jeannie Yang
Publisher :
Release : 2019-12-12
Total Pages : 448 Pages
ISBN : 1674617550


Accent America

Accent America

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Author : Patrick Muñoz
Publisher :
Release : 2015-04-01
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 0692368434