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American Accent Manual For American Accent Training: Table of Contents

American Accent Manual:

Introduction……………………………………………………………….…. p. 4

Chapter 1: How to Use this Manual…………………………………..…. p. 6

Chapter 2: Before You Begin: Key Concepts Decoded……………….. p. 9

Chapter 3: Teeth Meet Tongue: TH and th*…………………………..… p. 12

Chapter 4: On the Tip of Your Tongue: T, D, N, L*……………………… p. 15

Chapter 5: Those Lovely Lips: B, P, M*…………………………………. p. 21

Chapter 6: Come on Back: K, G, NG*…………………………………… p. 25

Chapter 7: EE, IH, EH, A to the Front!*………………………………….. p. 29

Chapter 8: Getting Centered: UH Schwa*……………………………… p. 35

Chapter 9: Keep it Moving: F, V, S, Z*……………………………..…… p. 38

Chapter 10: All Honest Fathers: AW, OH, AH*…………………….….. p. 44

Chapter 11: Two Glides and a Glottal: W, H, Y*………………………. p. 48

Chapter 12: What’s the Difference: OO, oo*…………………………… p. 52

Chapter 13: Smooth or Sharp: SH, ZH, CH, DG*……………………… p. 55

Chapter 14: One Plus One Equals Two: Diphthongs*………………… p. 60

Chapter 15: R’s Are All Around*………………………………………….. p. 66

Chapter 16: Intonation and Stress*……………………………………… p. 73

Chapter 17: The Articulators……………………………………………… p. 78

Chapter 18: Naturalness and Flow*……………………………..………. p. 80

Chapter 19: Nasality*……………………………………………….…….. p. 83

Chapter 20: Suffixes, Articles,

and Other Random Pronunciation Guidelines*……………………….… p. 85

Chapter 21: So, Where Are You From? Guidance for

working with specific accents……………………………………………….. p. 88

Appendix…………………………………………………………………….. p. 89

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Track #: 01 Chapter 3 6:58

02 Chapter 4 15:16

03 Chapter 5 9:59

04 Chapter 6 8:43

05 Chapter 7 11:45

06 Chapter 8 6:23

07 Chapter 9 13:56

08 Chapter 10 8:23

09 Chapter 11 8:21

10 Chapter 12 5:02

11 Chapter 13 11:46

12 Chapter 14 15:40

13 Chapter 15 18:09

14 Chapter 16 9:49

15 Chapter 18 8:35

16 Chapter 19 4:11

17 Chapter 20 2:40

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