American Accent Training(3rd Edition)

American Accent Training(3rd Edition)

Ann Cook
星期六, 九月 1, 2012


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.



Introduction: Read This First
Chapter 1 The American Sound
Chapter 2 Psycholinguistics
Chapter 3 General Pronunciation
Chapter 4 American Intonation
Chapter 5 Syllable Stress
Chapter 6 Complex Intonation
Chapter 7 Phrasing
Chapter 8 The Miracle Technique
Chapter 9 Grammar in a Nutshell
Chapter 10 Reduced Sounds
Chapter 11 Word Connections
Chapter 12 Cat? Caught? Cut?
Chapter 13 Tee Aitch
Chapter 14 The American T
Chapter 15 The American R
Chapter 16 The El
Chapter 17 S or Z?
Chapter 1-17 Review and Expansion
Chapter 18 More Reduced Sounds
Chapter 19 "V" as in Victory
Chapter 20 Tense and Lax Vowels
Chapter 21 The Ridge
Chapter 22 Grammar in a Bigger Nutshell
Chapter 23 Practical Application
Chapter 24 Nasal Consonants
Chapter 25 Throaty Consonants
Nationality Guides
Answer Key
Teacher's Guide