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Foreign Accent Management

By (author) Mythri S. Menon
Format: Mixed media product
Publisher: Plural Publishing Inc, San Diego, United States
Published: 31st Oct 2006
Dimensions: w 216mm h 279mm d 21mm
Weight: 898g
ISBN-10: 1597560685
ISBN-13: 9781597560689
Barcode No: 9781597560689
Synopsis
Foreign Accent Management is a guide to the management of accents for non-native speakers of the English language of European, African, Asian, or Indian origin. The author has compiled numerous valuable techniques in Speech-Language Pathology that have been in use for many years along with practical ideas gathered from workshops, tutoring, and speech therapy practice. While this book will not erase one's accent, it can increase the readers awareness of accent modification and provide the tools and techniques to enhance and manage one's accent long-term. Six audio CDs are included with the book to lead the reader through the exercises contained in all 12 chapters. In addition to reinforcing and clarifying the exercises, the audio CDs provide a clear model for the correct pronunciation of all speech sounds in the English language.

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Mara Behlau and Gisele Oliveira, Center of Voice Studies, Federal University of Sao Paulo, Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica, (2008): "Offers very readable and attractive material for speakers of English as a second language to improve their communication skills and also for clinicians that see nonnative of English speakers." Annabel Bosanquet, Speech & Language Therapy in Practice, (2008): "...The author is very thorough in addressing different aspects of good communication, eg. useful chapters on prosodic features, listening skills and non-verbal aspects of communication."