» Foreign AccentsApril 28th, 2010 by admin
The United States of America is a huge country with a diverse population. Americans love to talk, are quite expressive, and generally have a tendency to get along easily with almost everyone. Usually, Americans feel quite comfortable talking and socializing with people who have a foreign accent, as long as
» Foreign AccentsFebruary 8th, 2010 by admin
Today, the world has become a melting pot of many cultures and regions. The corporate industry has also learned to evolve in its ethics, strategies and communication practices. Effective business communication is a very critical aspect for successful business deals and agreements. It is required for publicizing a product, service or enterprise, and any activities Continue reading →
» Foreign AccentsJuly 24th, 2009 by admin
by Lori Edwards, M.S.,CCC-SLP EnglishWithoutAccent.com Video Lesson for Spanish speakers: Pronunciation of initial /r/ in English
» Foreign AccentsDecember 5th, 2008 by admin
By Amy Nutt Australia, Great Britain, and America all speak the same language, but you simply have to visit each country to realize that, while they all speak English, it is far from a universal language. The English spoken in Great Britain, America, and Australia has many similarities, but a surprising number of differences as Continue reading →
» Foreign AccentsJune 17th, 2008 by admin
By Maysaa Bazbouz That really is the question, because few aspects of English cause new speakers of the language quite so much anguish. People who are used to clear, precise grammatical rules find the challenges English grammar makes to be both eccentric and, often, puzzling.
» Foreign AccentsMay 30th, 2008 by admin
By Frank Gerace The “explosive consonants” Earlier we said that the vowels are an important factor in hearing a “foreign” accent. But it is not only the vowels. The consonants also must be mastered. When we say that English consonants are “explosives”, we mean that they are pronounced with a sudden release of air. It Continue reading →
» Foreign AccentsMay 19th, 2008 by admin
By Frank Gerace Intonation in English. Intonation, the “music” of a language, is perhaps the most important element of a correct accent. Many people think that pronunciation is what makes up an accent. It may be that pronunciation is very important for an understandable accent. But it is intonation that gives the final touch that Continue reading →
» Foreign AccentsFebruary 26th, 2008 by admin
By Andrew Bleak Speaking and speaking well are two different things, with the latter undoubtedly more important. The disparity between the two is narrower among people who use only their mother tongue and broader for those wanting to speak or use a language other than their lingua franca. This principle also applies to writing.
» Foreign AccentsJanuary 7th, 2008 by admin
By: Alia Curtis Corporate success today requires a diverse body of talent to implement new ideas, views, and perspectives. The client base has become multicultural and the need for effective communication demands diversity. In the past White males made up more than 60% of the American workforce. A steady growth pattern created a shortage of Continue reading →
» Foreign AccentsJanuary 5th, 2008 by admin
Answer provided by Anthea Fraser Gupta (With input from other panelists), School of English, University of Leeds An accent is a way of pronouncing a language. It is therefore impossible to speak without an accent.