This book and 8-CD program trains the intonation, stress, rhythm, and individual sounds of the English dialect standard in North America, facilitating improved intelligibility, grammar, and comprehension. Using interactive exercises with everyday language of social-casual to professional-business-technical situations, this engaging guide was created by a speech-language pathologist specializing in accent reduction. Accompanied by clear audio models with abundant insights and techniques, this course is used by learning institutions for class work and by individuals for self-study. Original. Illustrations
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Beverly A. Lujan has been a practicing speech-language pathologist specializing in accent reduction for over 15 years. She has counseled hundreds of non-native speakers of English from countries around the world. She has supervised graduate students of speech-language pathology doing clinical practicum in accent reduction at the University of Utah. She founded the Lingual Arts School in Salt Lake City that has conducted courses and seminars on accent modification for corporate, government, and educational clients.
Ms. Lujan completed undergraduate studies in phonology and linguistic studies at San Diego State University and attained B.S. and M.S. degrees in Speech-language Pathology University of Utah. She has subsequently done independent research and study with national associations on foreign accent reduction.
Member of TESOL (Teachers of English to Students of Other Languages) Certified by ASHA (The American Speech-Language and Hearing Association)Review:
Everything I needed to learn about American English speech was contained in The American Accent Guide. -- An Pham, engineer Varian Associates, Inc.
The American Accent Guide is wonderfully organized and is innovative in its approach and methods. -- Pamela OBrien, Clinical Director in Speech-Language & Audiology Department at University of Utah
The American Accent Guide should be called "English Pronunciation Made Easy and Enjoyable". -- Trinidad Martinez, teacher in Phoenix, Arizona, public schools
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