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accent reduction

According to the Linguistic Society of America, "a foreign accent occurs when a person speaks a new language using the familiar sounds and patterns of their first language." This is because when a person is learning to speak a new language they unconsciously transfer the sound patterns of their native language to the one they are learning. The sounds and ... Read More »

Book Review: Teaching American English Pronunciation by Peter Avery and Susan Ehrlich

An excellent book for teachers who want to teach American English pronunciation and accent reduction to adult students. Read More »