Accents & Dialects for Stage and Screen


Learn 24 accents and dialects in one product, from renowned dialect coach Paul Meier. This is Paul’s top seller and the book that sets the standard for dialect/accent instruction. You get 24 accents and dialects in one great publication! Save 80% of the cost of individual accent/dialect products, yet get the same material! It includes the 370-page perfect-bound book and 12 CDs. (For more details and a list of the accents and dialects covered, see the description at the bottom of this page.)

(For discounts on multiple copies,  e-mail Paul.)

We also offer this as an iTunes ebook (Apple Book). Click here.

This is Paul’s top-selling product and the book/ebook that sets the standard for dialect/accent instruction.


1. If you choose to purchase the book (plus 12 CDs) from the drop-down menu above, you get a product that is used the world over by working actors and university students. You get 24 accents and dialects in one book; save 80% of the cost of individual booklet purchases, yet get exactly the same material! And you’ll be receiving the new, improved, perfect-bound 2012 edition – more durable and user friendly, and the first to ever feature photos!

Dialects covered are: Afrikaans (South Africa), American Deep South (Mississippi/Georgia/Alabama), American Southern (Kentucky/Tennessee), Australian, Cockney, Downeast New England, French, General American, German, Hampshire, Indian, Irish, Italian, Liverpool, New York, Northern Ireland, Russian, Scottish, South Boston, Spanish (Castilian & Colonial), Standard British English (Received Pronunciation), Welsh, Yiddish, and Yorkshire.

On the 12 accompanying CDs (each containing two dialects/accents), Paul 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/accent, there are eight CD tracks corresponding to the eight chapter sections, making it easy to select the track of your choice. Total running time of each CD is about 60 minutes.

All practice sentences and monologues are in IPA notation, as well as in Paul’s successful “number-keying” system. (ISBN 978-0-615-46150-2).
Price: $99.95(US) for the 370-page book with 12 CDs (in sturdy, plastic CD container sheets bound into the book).
Shipping: Priority shipping in the U.S. is about $11.75, with delivery in 2-3 days. For priority shipping outside the U.S., costs vary and shipping time is 6-10 days. Express shipping is also available: overnight in the U.S. and 3-5 days to other countries. PLEASE NOTE: We often use Amazon as a shipping partner, as it is the largest and most trusted online marketplace. Rest assured Paul Meier Dialect Services will fill your order and provide customer support, but your book/CDs might ship directly from Amazon. (Although we do ship to all international destinations, customers in non-U.S. locations may find it quicker and more cost effective to purchase from a bookstore or website in their own country. For instance, if you’re in Europe, check out, and for Canada, see Or visit Bookstores for more details.)

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.

If you are considering this book for a course you teach, read INFORMATION FOR INSTRUCTORS.

2. iTunes ebook (Apple Book). You can purchase it directly from iTunes (Apple Books) here or simply search your iTunes store or Apple Books store for Accents & Dialects for Stage and Screen. You get exactly the same content as the print book (with the sound files embedded in the ebook instead of on CDs), PLUS an additional dialect not currently available in the print book: Jamaican. And you save on shipping costs and time! PLEASE NOTE: This ebook is compatible with Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, but NOT with Windows computers. (At the present time, we have no plans to offer this as a Windows ebook, but please keep in mind that the iTunes version is compatible with a Mac. Also, we hope to soon offer versions compatible with other devices, such as Android.)