This is Paul’s second-best-selling product and the book that sets the standard for dialects of the United Kingdom and Ireland.
YOU HAVE TWO CHOICES OF FORMAT:
1. If you choose to purchase the book (which includes 5 CDs) from the drop-down menu above, you get 9 accents and dialects in one book; save 60% of the cost of individual booklet purchases, yet get exactly the same material! Dialects covered are: Standard British English (Received Pronunciation), Cockney, Northern Ireland, Ireland, Scottish, Welsh, Hampshire, Yorkshire and Liverpool. All practice sentences and monologues are in IPA notation, as well as in Paul’s successful “number-keying” system. (ISBN 978-1-938029-06-6).
On the 5 accompanying CDs (four containing two dialects, and one containing just one dialect), Paul speaks the entire text of all 9 chapters. 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 CD tracks corresponding to the eight chapter sections, making it easy to select the track of your choice. Total running time of the four longer CDs is about 60 minutes, while the one shorter runs about 30 minutes.
Price: $49.95(US) for the 147-page perfect-bound book with 5 CDs (in sturdy, plastic CD container sheets bound into the book). 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.
Shipping: Priority shipping in the U.S. is approximately $6, 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 to most locations 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.)
2. We are proud to announce that we now offer the book in iTunes ebook form! You can purchase it directly from iTunes here or simply search your iTunes store for Dialects of the British Isles. You get exactly the same content as the print book (with the sound files embedded in the ebook instead of on CDs). 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 because of the current technological challenges involved with the 300 MB size/download/registration of the ebook.)
A better bargain: Accents & Dialects for Stage and Screen, offered here for $99.95, contains ALL of the same information found in this book, plus 15 more dialects and accents.