Accents and Dialects

//Accents and Dialects

Category for blog posts around the central theme of american accents and or american dialects.

20 11, 2014

Accent Reduction: Animal Idioms Part 2

2017-03-23T06:46:49+00:00By |

Accent Reduction Tips Many of our clients at Accent Pros, who come in for accent reduction sessions, have advanced degrees and have excellent command of the English language. Given the evolving state of the English language; however, they may not understand informal slang and phrases that are regularly used in the workplace, and on various [...]

20 11, 2014

Accent Reduction: Animal Idioms

2017-03-23T06:46:50+00:00By |

Accent Reduction Tips Many of our clients at Accent Pros, who come in for accent reduction sessions, have advanced degrees and have excellent command of the English language. Given the evolving state of the English language; however, they may not understand informal slang and phrases that are regularly used in the workplace, and on various [...]

20 11, 2014

Accent Reduction – Nautical Idioms Part 2

2017-03-23T06:46:50+00:00By |

Accent Reduction Tips Many of our clients at Accent Pros, who come in for accent reduction sessions, have advanced degrees and have excellent command of the English language. Given the evolving state of the English language; however, they may not understand informal slang and phrases that are regularly used in the workplace, and on various [...]

20 11, 2014

Accent Reduction: Color Idioms Part 2

2017-03-23T06:46:50+00:00By |

Accent Reduction Tips Many of our clients at Accent Pros, who come in for accent reduction sessions, have advanced degrees and have excellent command of the English language. Given the evolving state of the English language; however, they may not understand informal slang and phrases that are regularly used in the workplace, and on various [...]

13 11, 2014

Accent Reduction: Color Idioms Part 1

2017-03-23T06:46:50+00:00By |

Accent Reduction Tips Many of our clients at Accent Pros, who come in for accent reduction sessions, have advanced degrees and have excellent command of the English language. Given the evolving state of the English language; however, they may not understand informal slang and phrases that are regularly used in the workplace, and on various [...]

10 11, 2014

How to Speak English: Bird Accents

2017-03-23T06:46:50+00:00By |

How to speak English: Animal Speech Parrots are known for their perceptive nature and ability to pick up on human languages rather quickly. What language a parrot eventually speaks, and the rate at which they pick up this language, directly relates to the amount of exposure to a specific language, dialects, or unique speech mannerisms. [...]

20 10, 2014

American accent Training: Car Voice Recognition Systems

2017-03-23T06:46:51+00:00By |

American Accent Training: Can car voice recognition systems interpret accents? Imagine that you've just purchased a new $95,000 Mercedes GL 500. You tell your Voice Recognition System (VRS) to take you down to the local supermarket and are surprised when you hear, "I'm sorry, I don't understand. Please provide a location." After all, you are [...]

16 10, 2014

Accent Reduction: Weakness Idioms

2017-03-23T06:46:51+00:00By |

Accent Reduction Tips Many of our clients at Accent Pros, who come in for accent reduction sessions, have advanced degrees and have excellent command of the English language. Given the evolving state of the English language; however, they may not understand informal slang and phrases that are regularly used in the workplace, and on various [...]

6 10, 2014

Accent Reduction: Idioms concerning emotion

2017-03-23T06:46:52+00:00By |

Accent Reduction Tips Many of our clients at Accent Pros, who come in for accent reduction sessions, have advanced degrees and have excellent command of the English language. Given the evolving state of the English language; however, they may not understand informal slang and phrases that are regularly used in the workplace, and on various [...]

25 09, 2014

Accent Reduction: Food Idioms

2017-03-23T06:46:53+00:00By |

Accent Reduction Tips Many of our clients at Accent Pros, who come in for accent reduction sessions, have advanced degrees and have excellent command of the English language. Given the evolving state of the English language; however, they may not understand informal slang and phrases that are regularly used in the workplace, and on various [...]

18 09, 2014

Accent Reduction Program: post accent training

2017-03-28T05:54:49+00:00By |

What to Do After Your Accent Reduction Program is Over An accent reduction program may last 1-6 months or longer depending on client progress. A quality accent reduction program will help you speak in a clearer, confident voice that is free of linguistic traits, such as received pronunciation or a southern drawl, that many have [...]

15 09, 2014

Accent Reduction Programs: Motivation

2017-03-28T05:54:48+00:00By |

Accent Reduction Programs: What does your accent convey? Each year, thousands of people around the world enroll in accent reduction programs. They wish to learn how to communicate in American English as effectively as possible. During the consultation portion of many accent reduction programs, accent coaches will often ask potential clients to provide them with [...]

25 08, 2014

Accent Reduction: Idioms Related to Misfortune

2017-03-23T06:46:55+00:00By |

Accent Reduction Tips Many of our clients at Accent Pros, who come in for accent reduction sessions, have advanced degrees and have excellent command of the English language. Given the evolving state of the English language; however, they may not understand informal slang and phrases that are regularly used in the workplace, and on various [...]

18 08, 2014

English Accent Training: How Stress Impacts the Accent

2017-03-23T06:46:56+00:00By |

English Accent Training: How Stress Impacts the Accent A basic concept introduced in English accent training is the idea that if you are uncertain how to pronounce a particular word, you can minimize the chances that you will mispronounce the word by blending the first syllable of a difficult word with the final syllable of [...]

14 08, 2014

Accent Reduction: Time Idioms

2017-03-23T06:46:56+00:00By |

Accent Reduction Tips Many of our clients at Accent Pros, who come in for accent reduction sessions, have advanced degrees and have excellent command of the English language. Given the evolving state of the English language; however, they may not understand informal slang and phrases that are regularly used in the workplace, and on various [...]

7 08, 2014

English Accent Training: How to Neutralize Your Accent at Home

2017-03-23T06:46:56+00:00By |

English Accent Training: How to Neutralize Your Accent at Home As businesses continue to thrive and expand in a global setting, the need for effective communication rises with it. English accent training has become a necessity for foreign business professionals hoping  for personal improvement and the ability to close business deals consistently in an intensely [...]

4 08, 2014

English Accent Training: How Music Helps With Proper Pronunciation

2017-03-28T05:54:48+00:00By |

English Accent Training: How Music Can Help With Proper Pronunciation Music exists in different languages, but songs in standard American English can be heard everywhere. Foreign musicians themselves who want to enter in the American scene aim to lessen their accents in order to heighten their accessibility with American audiences and pay homage to their [...]

24 07, 2014

Accent Reduction: Friendship Idioms

2017-03-23T06:46:57+00:00By |

Accent Reduction Tips Many of our clients at Accent Pros, who come in for accent reduction sessions, have advanced degrees and have excellent command of the English language. Given the evolving state of the English language; however, they may not understand informal slang and phrases that are regularly used in the workplace, and on various [...]

21 07, 2014

English Accent Training: What Foreign Accents Communicate

2017-03-23T06:46:57+00:00By |

English Accent Training: How Accents Affect Communication People have a natural preference for their native accent. Because of this, native speakers easily recognize when another person is not a native speaker simply by paying attention to their accent. Although one’s accent does not impede the proper use of grammar and pronunciation skills, English accent training [...]

17 07, 2014

Accent Reduction Programs: Reexamining the Canadian Accent Part 2

2017-03-28T05:54:47+00:00By |

Accent Reduction Programs: Canadian Prairie Speech In the first article of our series on Canadian accents, we discussed how linguist Charles Boberg was inspired by the Canadian accents featured in the 2002 movie Fubar to delve deeper into Canadian English. The result of these efforts, a book entitled The English Language in Canada: Status, History [...]