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Praisefor SusanCameronand PerfectingYourEnglishPronunciation “SusanCameronhasprovidedustheultimatetoolboxinPerfectingYourEnglish Pronunciation Studentsarenewlybaptizedwithsuchclarityoflanguagewith heroutstandingtext Highlyrecommendedforanynon-nativespeakerneeding toreducetheiraccent.” JamesCalleri,CSA AssociateProfessorandHeadofActing,TheatreMFAProgram ColumbiaUniversitySchooloftheArts “WorkingwithSusanandherbooktookmyAmericanaccenttoanewleveland increasedmyconfidencedramatically Itisanindispensableaidforanyonewho islearninganAmericanaccent,andincrediblyuser-friendly” CharlieCox Britishactor,starofNetflix/Marvel’sDaredevil “SusanCameronisoneofthepre-eminentvoiceinstructorsinthecounty Her transformativetechniqueissmart,practicalandessential.” PippinParker Dean,NewSchoolofDrama,MFAProgram AssociateDean,CollegeofPerformingArts NewSchoolUniversity “SusanworkedwithmytwoprincipalactressesinSnowFlowerandtheSecret Fan Shedidaccentreductionwiththemandhelpedthemsaytheirdialoguewith morefluency 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tortorotherwise Forallmystudents,past,present,andfuture, and inmemoryofmyfather,HaroldT MacDonald, whoinstilledinmeapassionfortheEnglishlanguage Contents Acknowledgments Introduction PARTONE GETTINGSTARTED ONE Retrainingthearticulationmuscles Thearticulatorsofspeech Videoexercises TWO TheInternationalPhoneticAlphabet Introductiontotheconsonantsounds Introductiontothevowelsounds PARTTWO THEDIFFICULTSOUNDSOFENGLISH THREE EnglishPronunciationmethod Scoringyourpresentations Youcanusethefollowingsystemtoscoreallyourpresentations Stepone To“zeroinon”yourpronunciationproblems,markallofyourdifficultsounds onthepresentation Ifyouarenotcertainwhichvowelsoundstochoose,check thespellingpatternsandwordlistsinChaptersThreethroughSixteen Underline theconsonantandvowelsoundsthatyoufindchallenging,thenmarktheir phoneticsymbolequivalentsabove Steptwo Underlinetheoperativewordsinthepresentationandcrossouttheinoperative words Readonlytheoperativewords Noticethattheymakesenseontheirown; thiswillenableyoutobrackettheimages Now,bracketphrasesandclausesto highlightyourdesiredimaging Stepthree Readthepresentationonceagain,addingtheinoperativewords Thisnotonly dramaticallyimprovesyourintonation,itmakesyourthoughtsmuchclearerto yourlisteners Alwaysremember:Trytorelax Mostpeoplespeakmuchmorequicklywhen nervous ThiswasanongoingproblemforFred,buthefoundthatbracketinghis thoughtsonpaperhelpedhimslowdownandlettheimagesresonatewithhis audience Fred,bytheway,isacompositeofallstudentswhohaveusedtheCameron MethodofAccentModification®,withPerfectingYourEnglishPronunciation ThenamestandsforFRustratedwithEnglishDiction Fredisyou AndFredis frustratednolonger! APPENDIXA Prefixes,suffixes,andcommon wordendingswithI AsindicatedinChapterNine,thevowelɪisgenerallyspelledwithiory There areexceptions,however Whenthelettereisusedintheunstressedfirstsyllable ofaword(oftenaprefixlikede-,ex-,andre-),itispronouncedɪ Followingare commonwordsthatusetheɪsoundinthisway Inaddition,therearesevensuffixesandothercommonwordendingsthatuse theɪvowelbutarenotspelledwithi:-age,-ate(asanounoradjective,butnot asaverb),-ed,-es,-ess,-est,and-et Followingarecommonwordsthatuse thesesuffixesandcommonwordendings *Theaofthesuffixofthiswordmayalsobepronouncedeɪ̆ APPENDIXB Pronunciationoffinals:sorz? NonnativespeakersofEnglishareoftenconfusedabouthowtopronouncethe letters:asavoicelesssorasavoicedz?Unfortunately,scanbeeither voicelessorvoiced,independentofspellingpatterns However,therearethree instancesinEnglishinwhichsisaddedtoanexistingword Tomakeanounplural Tomakeanounpossessive Tomakethethird-personsingularformofapresent-tenseverb Inthesethreeinstances,asimpleruledictateswhetherthesisvoicelessor voiced Whenaddings,lookatthesoundthatprecedesit Ifthesoundis voiceless,thesisvoiceless;ifthesoundisvoiced,thesisvoiced Note,however,thatifthewordendsinasibilant(s,z,ʃ,ʒ,ʧ,orʤ),whether voicedorvoiceless,thesuffixis-es(or’sforpossessives)andispronouncedɪz Examples APPENDIXC Videoandaudiocontentsby track Thestreamingvideoandaudiothataccompanythisbookareaccessedviathe McGraw-HillEducationLanguageLabapp Seeinsidecoverand mhlanguagelab.comformoredetails (Internetaccessrequired.) Videotracknumbersandtitlesarefollowedbycorrespondingbookpage numbers Jaw:articulationexercises Softpalate:articulationexercises Backofthetongue:articulationexercises Tipofthetongue:articulationexercises Lips:articulationexercises Stopplosiveconsonants:articulationexercises θ/ðplacement rplacement lplacement 10 ŋplacement 11 b,v,wplacement 12 ʤplacement 13 ɪplacement 14 eplacement 15 æplacement 16 ɝandɚplacement 17 ʌplacement 18 ʊplacement 19 ɔplacement 20 ɑvs oʊ̆placement Audiotracknumbersandtitlesarefollowedbycorrespondingbookpage numbers 3.1 t/dvs θ/ðsoundcomparisons 3.2 θ/ðwords 3.3 θ/ðphrases 3.4 θ/ðsentences 3.5 θ/ðvs t/dphrases 3.6 θ/ðvs t/dsentences 4.1 lvs rsoundcomparisons 4.2 rwords 4.3 rphrases 4.4 rsentences 4.5 rvs lphrases 4.6 rvs lsentences 5.1 ɫvs lsoundcomparisons 5.2 lwords 5.3 lphrases 5.4 lsentences 6.1 nvs ŋsoundcomparisons 6.2 ŋwords 6.3 ŋphrases 6.4 ŋsentences 6.5 ŋvs nphrases 6.6 ŋvs nsentences 7.1 bvs vsoundcomparisons 7.2 vvs wsoundcomparisons 7.3 bvs vvs wwords 7.4 bvs vphrases 7.5 bvs vsentences 7.6 vvs wphrases 7.7 vvs wsentences 8.1 ʒvs ʤsoundcomparisons 8.2 ʤwords 8.3 ʤphrases 8.4 ʤsentences 8.5 ʤvs ʒphrases 8.6 ʤvs.ʒsentences 9.1 ivs ɪsoundcomparisons 9.2 ɪwords 9.3 ɪphrases 9.4 ɪsentences 9.5 ɪvs iphrases 9.6 ɪvs isentences 10.1 ɛvs esoundcomparisons 10.2 ewords 10.3 ephrases 10.4 esentences 11.1 evs æsoundcomparisons 11.2 æwords 11.3 æphrases 11.4 æsentences 11.5 ævs ephrases 11.6 ævs esentences 11.7 ævs ɑphrases 11.8 ævs ɑsentences 12.1 ɝandɚsoundcomparisons 12.2 ɝvs ɚwords 12.3 ɝvs ɚphrases 12.4 ɝvs ɚsentences 13.1 ʌvs ɑsoundcomparisons 13.2 ʌwords 13.3 ʌphrases 13.4 ʌsentences 13.5 ʌvs ɑphrases 13.6 ʌvs ɑsentences 14.1 uvs ʊsoundcomparisons 14.2 ʊwords 14.3 ʊphrases 14.4 ʊsentences 14.5 ʊvs uphrases 14.6 ʊvs usentences 15.1 aʊ̆vs ɔsoundcomparisons 15.2 ɔwords 15.3 ɔphrases 15.4 ɔsentences 15.5 ɔvs aʊ̆phrases 15.6 ɔvs aʊ̆sentences 16.1 ɑvs oʊ̆soundcomparisons 16.2 ɑvs oʊ̆words 16.3 ɑphrases 16.4 ɑsentences 16.5 oʊ̆phrases 16.6 oʊ̆sentences 16.7 ɑvs oʊ̆phrases 16.8 ɑvs oʊ̆sentences 17.1 Suffixesthatshiftstresswithinwords 17.2 Examplesofsuffixesthatshiftstresswithinwords,Part1 17.3 Examplesofsuffixesthatshiftstresswithinwords,Part2 17.4 Examplesofsuffixesthatshiftstresswithinwords,Part3 17.5 Examplesofsuffixesthatshiftstresswithinwords,Part4 17.6 Examplesofsuffixesthatshiftstresswithinwords,Part5 17.7 Examplesofsuffixesthatshiftstresswithinwords,Part6 17.8 Examplesofsuffixesthatshiftstresswithinwords,Part7 17.9 Sentencesforsyllablestresswithinwords 18.1 Wordsthathaveweakforms 18.2 Examplesofstrongvs weakforms 18.3 Sentencescontrastingoperativevs inoperativewords 18.4 Sampletext:“MegandEd” 18.5 Sampletext:“Rhonda’svacation” 19.1 Fred’sbusinesspitchNo 19.2 Fred’sbusinesspitchNo 19.3 Fred’sbusinesspitchNo 19.4 BusinesssampleNo 1(spokenbyanativeofThailand) 19.5 BusinesssampleNo 2(spokenbyapersonofHispanicdescent) 19.6 BusinesssampleNo 3(spokenbyanativeofIndia) Abouttheauthor SusanCameronisaspecialistinaccentmodificationandhastaughtthousands ofstudentsandprofessionalsfromallovertheworld Shewasgranteda trademarkbytheU.S governmentfortheCameronMethodofAccent Modification®,whichhighlightsheruseofhandpositionstosyncthe articulatorsofspeechandfindtheprecisephysicalplacementofEnglish pronunciation ThisisthesecondeditionofPerfectingYourEnglish Pronunciation Acomputer-animatedversionofthiscontent,entitledPerfect EnglishPronunciationhasalsobeenrenderedasanappandreleasedonIOSand Android Susan’stelevision/radioappearancesincludeinterviewsonSinovision (China),NHK-TV(Japan),andNPRradio(USA) Susanisalsoaprofessionaldialectcoachintheater,television,andfilm As aneducator,shecurrentlyisonthefull-timefacultyatColumbiaUniversity SchooloftheArts,aswellasanadjunctAssociateProfessoratTheNewSchool forDrama FormerteachingpositionsincludeadjunctAssociateProfessorat NewYorkUniversity’sTischGraduateActingProgramandMasterTeacherand ChairofVoiceandSpeechatNYUTischSchooloftheArtsCAP21program, amongothers SusanholdsaMasterofFineArtsdegreefromYaleUniversity
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