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American dialects a manual for actors, directors, and writers by Lewis Herman

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Published by Theatre Arts Books in New York .
Written in English


  • English language -- Dialects -- United States.,
  • Americanisms.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Lewis Herman and Marguerite Shalett Herman.
ContributionsHerman, Marguerite Shalett.
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 328 p.
Number of Pages328
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14168983M

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The Dialects Of England (Hardcover) by. Peter Trudgill (shelved 1 time as dialect) Rate this book. Clear rating. 1 of 5 stars 2 of 5 stars 3 of 5 stars 4 of 5 stars 5 of 5 stars. In the Heart of the Dark Wood (Paperback) by. Billy Coffey (Goodreads Author) (shelved 1 time as dialect). Dialect Map of American English. Not all people who speak a language speak it the same way. A language can be subdivided into any number of dialects which each vary in some way from the parent language. The term, accent, is often incorrectly used in its place, but an accent refers only to the way words are pronounced, while a dialect has its own grammar, vocabulary, syntax, and common.   This standard text, now in paperback for the first time-- the companion volume to Foreign Dialects--American Dialects offers representative dialects of every major section of the United States. In each case, a general description and history of the dialect is given, followed by an analysis of vowel and consonant peculiarities, of its individual lilt and rhythm, and of its grammar by: 3. Learn the American Southern dialect often found in Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, southern Illinois and southeastern Missouri, from renowned accent coach Paul Meier. This user-friendly book, or ebook, is the industry standard for this dialect. See below for a description of the three formats available.

"Your 'Accents & Dialects for Stage & Screen' is a fabulous resource for anyone involved in dialect training for actors — I know of no other contemporary work to compare with its scope and depth. It’s meticulous, exhaustive, and very well organized into a clear and rational step-by-step approach. The authors of American English explain it this way: When people ask us what we do for a living, and we reply that we study American English dialects, one of the next questions inevitably is, "how.   All-American Dialects by Richard Lederer Octo Uncategorized Brandon McPeak As I read Richard Lederer’s essay about all the dialects across the United States, it really made me realize how many various dialects there actually are in this great country of ours.   Pacific Northwest: More influence from Native American languages. An example is the potluck, a gathering where everyone brings a dish, a derivation of the Native American “potlatch.