Accents & Dialects for Stage and Screen

$74.95$99.95

Learn multiple accents and dialects in one book (or ebook), from renowned dialect coach Paul Meier. This is Paul’s top seller and the book that sets the standard for dialect/accent instruction. See the descriptions below for details. Please choose your edition carefully! (For discounts on multiple copies,  e-mail Paul.)

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

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

YOU HAVE THREE CHOICES OF FORMAT:

 

1. Deluxe Print Edition (with Streaming Audio), featuring 27 accents and dialects. Choose option #1 from the drop-down menu above to purchase a product that is used the world over by working actors and university students. Get 27 accents and dialects in one hard-copy, printed book (426 pages), with easy-to-use, password-protected, online links to all the sound files as streaming audio playable on any internet-connected device. This is the new, improved, perfect-bound 2020 edition, with the same content as the original book PLUS three extra dialects (Birmingham, Estuary, and Jamaican) that are NOT included in option #2. And the best part is this deluxe edition, at just $74.95, is less expensive than the original version with CDs ($99.95). By streaming the sound files instead of using CD, we cut costs and pass those savings on to you! (Unlike the original print/CD editions, individual dialects and accents are not offered as individual booklets with streaming audio.) For a free preview (in PDF form), click here.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a hard-copy, printed book that will be mailed to you. Instructions on how to stream the audio files can be found on the INSIDE BACK COVER OF YOUR PRINTED BOOK.

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

In the sound files, Paul demonstrates, in dialect, the signature sounds in isolation, the word lists, the practice sentences, and the two monologues. For each dialect/accent, there are eight sound files corresponding to the eight chapter sections, making it easy to select the track of your choice.

All practice sentences and monologues are in IPA notation, as well as in Paul’s successful “number-keying” system. (ISBN 978-1-938029-90-5)
Price: $74.95(US) for the 426-page hard copy book with password-protected access to the online sound files. (This password is good on multiple devices/computers but may not be shared with other people. Doing so may invalidate your password. We also reserve the right to revoke the password if you return the book for a refund.)
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 might ship directly from Amazon. (Currently this new edition is available for sale only here, not on Amazon yet.)

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. Basic Print Edition with 12 CDs, featuring 24 accents/dialects. Choose option #2 from the drop-down menu above to get Paul’s original, best-selling book with CDs. It’s 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! However, please keep in mind this edition does NOT include three new dialects (Birmingham, Estuary, and Jamaican) offered only in the Streaming Edition (option #1).

Accents and 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 978-0-61546150-2).
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 Amazon.co.uk, and for Canada, see Amazon.ca. 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.

 

3. 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 basic print book (option #2), with the sound files embedded in the ebook instead of on CDs, PLUS an additional dialect not currently available in the basic 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. If you have an Android device, we suggest purchasing the Deluxe Streaming Edition (option #1 on the drop-down menu above), as this edition will allow you to stream the audio directly to your device, though you will still need to refer to your printed book. Also please keep in mind that this ebook currently does NOT currently contain the Birmingham and Estuary dialects. Those are found only in the Deluxe Streaming Edition (option #1).