ERIC Number: ED353809
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
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Speak Standard, Too: Add Mainstream American English to Your Talking Style.
Berger, Mary I.
The text is designed for self-study of the grammar and pronunciation of standard oral North American English. It is not intended to replace learners' dialects but to provide alternative ways of speaking for appropriate situations. The book is divided into two main sections. The first outlines pronunciation differences between Standard English (SE) and other common dialects. This section is subdivided into chapters on consonant clusters, consonant sounds, vowel sounds, and common word pronunciation differences. The second section elaborates on grammatical differences. Each of these sections includes pronunciation drills, practice sentences, and a final exam. Appended materials consist of the answers to drills, samples of broadcast copy (news, sports, weather, commercial, and public service announcements) for practice, and notes and sources. An additional brief bibliography is included. (MSE)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Contrastive Linguistics, Grammar, Independent Study, Language Tests, Language Variation, North American English, Oral Language, Phonology, Pronunciation, Speech Skills, Standard Spoken Usage
Orchard Books, 2222 North Orchard St., Chicago, IL 60614 ($20; 50 or more at 20% discount; accompanying audiocassettes $35).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Books
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