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Author Cameron, Susan.
Title Perfecting your English pronunciation / Susan Cameron.
Imprint New York : McGraw-Hill, 2012.
Edition 1st ed.

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 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  PE1137 .C316 2012    AVAILABLE  LOCAL CIRC ONLY
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 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  PE1137 .C316 2012    AVAILABLE  LOCAL CIRC ONLY
Author Cameron, Susan.
Subject English language -- Pronunciation.
English language -- United States -- Pronunciation.
English language -- United States -- Grammar.
English language -- United States -- Accents and accentuation.
English language -- Spoken English -- United States.
English language -- United States -- Pronunciation by foreign speakers.
English language -- United States -- Sound recordings for foreign speakers.
English language -- Study and teaching -- Audio-visual aids.
Description xix, 234 p. : port. ; 24 cm.+ 2 sound discs (120 min. : digital ; 4 3/4 in.) + 1 videodisc (54 min. : sd. col. ; 4 3/4 in.)
Edition 1st ed.
Note "The most effective method to reduce your accent."--Cover.
Contents Getting Started. Retraining the articulation muscles -- The International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) -- The Difficult Sounds of English. The consonants -- The vowels -- The Rhythms of English. Syllable stress within words -- Word stress within sentences -- Putting It All Together. Marking a business speech.
Summary Developed by the author, a speech consultant and accent specialist, this book features her method, which focuses on the anatomical placement of sound and on the musculature used in articulation. Where other accent reduction/English pronunciation products rely on solely mimicking of audio sounds, this work focuses visually, audibly, and narratively on the physical ability to speak English, noting that many sounds of English may be difficult for the non-native English speaker because some tongue positions used in English may not be used in other languages. The 45-minute DVD introduces mouth and jaw exercises to prepare for English pronunciation, then demonstrates mouth formations and tongue placement using other nonnative speakers. The CDs feature audio exercises and correct pronunications for ear training. Seeing and hearing how English sounds teaches how to become more and more comfortable conversing with native English speakers as the program progresses.
System Details DVD: region 0 (worldwide)
ISBN 9780071750172 (pbk. : alk. paper : CD : DVD)
0071750177 (pbk. : alk. paper : CD : DVD)
9780071749053 (book only)
0071749055 (book only)
9780071750141 (audio CD 1)
0071750142 (audio CD 1)
9780071750165 (audio CD 2)
0071750169 (audio CD 2)
9780071750134 (DVD only)
0071750134 (DVD only)
OCLC # 692290380