The American Accent Guide 2nd edition
Beverly A. Lujan
pdf, mp3 (128 kbps)
The phonology (sound system) of American English.
The Lingual arts method takes a comprehensive approach to training the American accent
by addressing all of the elements of English speech and systematically training them in their natural contexts. It integrates these elements: intonation, stress, rhythm and the individual sounds in the way that they work together to produce the English accent that is standard in the United States and Canada.
The complete resource for The Lingual Arts method is The American Accent Guide. While it is very thorough, this program is amazingly concise and time efficient. Lessons build upon previous lessons, resulting in new skills building upon newly trained skills for rapid improvement in speech. In addition to more articulate speech, the learner attains better comprehension of English as spoken and improved grammar skills, and most importantly greater confidence.
With a deeper understanding of the English sound system and its underlying rules, the learner gains insights that facilitate training across whole speech patterns. This along with vivid graphics, clearly demonstrated speech techniques, and audio that features various pleasant and articulate voice models make The American Accent Guide the most effective program of its kind.