Dialects of the United States

$49.95

Learn 6 dialects of the United States from renowned accent coach Paul Meier. This is the best bargain if you want two or more American dialects in Windows/Mac ebook format. Save 60% of the cost of individual dialect ebooks but get the same material! (For discounts on multiple copies,  e-mail Paul. This product is NOT currently available in print.) Learn to speak like the average American while also getting a sample of the rich diversity of regional American dialects.

We also offer this as an iTunes ebook. Click here.

Sample ExerciseHalftime during the last summer game I heard the band's haunting tune. Click the play button to hear this sentence.

General American

This ebook package gives you 6 of Paul’s most popular American dialects: General American, American Southern (Kentucky/Tennessee), Deep South (Alabama/Mississippi), New York, South Boston (Southie) and Downeast New England. You get 6 dialects in one ebook package for the cost of 2. This means you save 60% of the cost of individual booklet purchases yet get exactly the same material! All practice sentences and monologues are in English, with accompanying IPA notation, as well as in Paul’s successful “number-keying” system, but it is not necessary to know phonetics to appreciate this product. This is not intended to be an exhaustive study of the many dialects and accents found within the United States, but just a sample of some of the most common and most used in theatre, film, radio, and voiceover.

YOU HAVE TWO CHOICES OF FORMAT:

1. If you purchase the ebook from the drop-down menu above, you get the Windows version, which is also compatible with Mac computers, but NOT mobile devices. (This product is not available in print, so if you would prefer these dialects in print booklet/CD format, you must purchase them individually from this page. However, the best bargain is still Paul’s Accents & Dialects for Stage and Screen, which gives you ALL the dialects in this ebook package plus 18 more.)

In all Paul’s products, he speaks the entire text.  So you hear him demonstrate, in dialect, the signature sounds in isolation, the word lists, the practice sentences, and the two monologues.  For each dialect, there are eight audio tracks corresponding to the eight chapter sections, making it easy to select the track of your choice.

Price: $49.95 (US). Once you reach the check-out screen, you will be able to pay by credit or debit card on a secure, Pay Pal-supported site. (You do NOT need a PayPal account.) For questions about payment methods, please see Payment Options.

How the ebook package works: This version is for Windows or Mac computers ONLY. It will not work on mobile devices such as iPad, iPhone or Android. You get an attractive full-color ebook package compatible with either your PC or Mac (OSX 10.4 or higher). (You will need the latest version of QuickTime (a free download) to play the embedded sound files. And don’t forget to reboot your computer after installing it.) You will also receive, via e-mail, a registration code for your ebook package. You can then download each of the six dialect ebooks within the ebook package at your convenience. You must buy this product from a computer for use on a computer. (Also please note: You’ll receive your username and password within minutes via e-mail. Your subscription never expires. Windows/Mac ebooks are password protected and play only on your own computers; registration to two computers is permitted; they are not printable, nor are the sound files transferable to any other device; they are playable only on your computer; and sharing with others is not possible, and a violation of copyright. Full E-mail support is available.)

2. We are proud to announce that we now offer the ebook in iTunes format! You can purchase it directly from iTunes here or simply search your iTunes store for Dialects of the United States. You get exactly the same content as the Windows ebook (with the sound files embedded in the ebook). PLEASE NOTE: This ebook is compatible with Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, but NOT with Windows computers.

Again, please note: Accents & Dialects for Stage and Screen, offered on this site for $99.95 and also available in iTunes ebook format, contains ALL of the same information found in this ebook, plus 18 more dialects and accents.