American English Coonhound Breed Standard
Renowned for speed and endurance, the American English Coonhound
has a strong but racy body, a deep chest with plenty of lung room, a
strong back, broad loin and well-defined musculature. A balanced,
powerful dog with no exaggerated parts, the American English
possesses the grace and attitude of a well-conditioned athlete.
CANNOT IMPROVE YOUR ENGLISH?
The World education system is not
presently aimed at preparing comprehensively trained specialists. It
is, instead, focusing on training in narrow fields. That kind of
approach does not provide necessary conditions for one's brain
development, even in one's chosen profession. In the foreign
language acquisition process most of the time is devoted to learning
grammar rules instead of living language usage and cultural
sensitivity. As a result we have plenty of educated people competing
with professional linguists in the amounts of learned grammar terms
and structure who are incapable of properly expressing themselves
verbally or even in writing. Nowhere in the world is the "general
feeling for the language" being purposefully taught exept when
learning one's mother tongue. Furthermore, learning any subject,
including foreign languages, is usually based solely on visual and
listening memory. Neither speech organs nor tactil finger memory are
involved in the learning process despite evidence that embedding the
learning experience in the nerve endings of the mouth (verbal
learning) and fingertips (tactil learning) greatly improves the
ability of most people to assimilate new knowledge.
American English Dialects, Based on Pronunciation Patterns
There are 8 major English dialect areas in North America, listed
below the map at left. These are shown in blue, each with its
number, on the
and in the
Dialect Description Chart below, and are also outlined with blue
lines on the map. The first 6 of these begin at the
eastern seaboard and proceed west, reflecting western settlement
The variety of English on which the research programs that set
up SAMPA focused was British English (principally RP and similar).
Nevertheless, SAMPA can readily be applied to American English. The
consonant system is identical with that of BrE, but the vowel system
differs somewhat. The Kenyon & Knott system requires the addition of
one further symbol, from X-SAMPA, namely the grave accent ` to
denote retroflex (rhotacized) vowel coloring.
Vocabulary list: American and British English
American English Pronunciation
American English Pronunciation - Knowing a lot of vocabulary, and
using perfect grammar MEANS NOTHING if nobody can understand you.
Pronunciation is the most important part of your English language
American English School
At the American English School, we provide accent
reduction services to both international and native speakers of
English in Atlanta, GA and online.
Improve Your English Pronunciation
Welcome to the
American English Institute
The American English Institute (AEI), on the beautiful
campus of California State University, Fresno, has offered a
non-credit intensive English program for international students
since 1972. The AEI program is operated through the California State
University, Fresno Foundation. The AEI is closely affiliated with
the university's Linguistics Department, which is in the College of
Arts and Humanities. The AEI is a member of the American Association
of Intensive English Programs (AAIEP).
Santa Monica College Reading Lab
American English Proverbs
Ask a group of experts to define Standard American
English Dictionary Online - LDOCE
The Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Online is
an online version of the CD-ROM of the Longman Dictionary of
Contemporary English, Updated Edition.
American English Dialect Recordings
The Center for Applied Linguistics Collection contains 118 hours
of recordings documenting North American English dialects. The
recordings include speech samples, linguistic interviews, oral
histories, conversations, and excerpts from public speeches. They
were drawn from various archives, and from the private collections
of fifty collectors, including linguists, dialectologists, and
American English is a form of the English language used in the
United States of America. It is the primary language used in the
United States. According to the 1990 census, 97 percent of U.S.
residents speak English "well" or "very well." Only 0.8% (8 people
out of a thousand) speak no English at all, as compared with 3.6
percent in 1890.
The Mission of the American English Academy is to provide
English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) students with an excellent,
comprehensive and affordable education in the English language. The
American English Academy is a private school that offers an
Intensive English Program in a unique learning environment where
students receive individual attention from instructors and
English Pronunciation Guide
American English Pronunciation :: Plural of Nouns
in English Usage
The concept of language errors is a fuzzy one. I’ll leave
to linguists the technical definitions. Here we’re concerned only
with deviations from the standard use of English as judged by
sophisticated users such as professional writers, editors, teachers,
and literate executives and personnel officers. The aim of this site
is to help you avoid low grades, lost employment opportunities, lost
business, and titters of amusement at the way you write or speak.
Training for the Global Marketplace
Language Training for the Global Marketplace
British to American
Selected Vocabulary Differences Between British and American
Show The World That
You Possess A Strong Command Of The English anguage!
Our course will teach you to communicate with confidence. You
will learn how to clearly express your ideas and use your voice to
persuade and engage. You will gain the knowledge and power to speak
What is American English?
Everyone knows that Americans speak English differently
than the British or Australians or even Canadians do, but most of
the time we think of these differences in terms of the way we
pronounce certain words (i.e., our accents).
Common Words in American and British English
Few of the more common words which are different in
American and British English. This is only meant to highlight some
of the variety which exists within English, and is not a complete
list by any means. It also does not address different vocabulary
which is used in Australia, Canada, South Africa and India as well
as the Caribbean, Africa, and the many other places in the world
which use English as the language of commerce or government.
English as 2nd Language
Differences Between American and British English
The All-In-One Essential
Tool for English Language Learning
Heinle's Newbury House
Dictionary of American English contains over 40,000 entries. With
simple, clear definitions, this online tool provides a wealth of
sample sentences and idioms.
The Best of British
The American's guide to speaking British.
English spelling rules are complex, with many exceptions.
Authentic American Pronunciation
English....Single Vowel Sounds
The online language laboratory
Test your American English skills
What Kind of American English Do You Speak?
American English: dialects and variation By Walt Wolfram,
Practical American English
Listening is one of the best ways to learn language, exposing
the learner to large amounts of fluent input while encouraging them
to use what they hear in creative output. The Audio Center features
40 Units of English focusing on practical conversations and academic
language as commonly found in American universities. Good luck
LEARN AMERICAN ENGLISH
Try this free program for improving your English. Visit
for 30 minutes a day, every day and learn from seven levels of
violet . Teachers are also
welcome to download instructional materials found here for free.
Pronunciation Practice (For ESL/EFL)
Game-like Minimal Pair Practice using Flash and MP3 Files
TELSUR PROJECT at the
Linguistics Laboratory, University of Pennsylvania
The Telsur Project is a survey of linguistic changes in progress
in North American English, supported by the National Science
Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities. It is the
creator of the Atlas of North American English [ANAE],
(formerly, the Phonological Atlas of North America). The
Atlas will be published in 2005 by Mouton/de Gruyter. It will be
accompanied by a
version developed by a team headed by Prof. J�rgen Handke at the
University of Marburg, creators of
Mouton Interactive Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology . The
maps and analyses presented on these pages include early studies
that provide the background of the Atlas, and new studies continue
the work of the Atlas.
The speech accent
This website allows users to compare the demographic and linguistic
backgrounds of the speakers in order to determine which variables
are key predictors of each accent. The speech accent archive
demonstrates that accents are systematic rather than merely mistaken
British - American English -
There are some spelling differences in American English.
In the 1800's, the US Congress actually called for several changes
to make words more phonetic. Look at the website for more
Directory of American regional
Directory of American regional English
Do you speak American?
Is American English in trouble? Our expert responds to
your questions and comments! do you speak american?
The spectacular advance of English
,'across the face of the globe is a phenomenon without parallel in the
history of language. Observe a German tourist talking to a Japanese
shopkeeper in Tokyo, or an African diplomat to his counterpart from
Asia, and the medium of communication will almost certainly be
English. Though the French and the Rtissians may sharply disagree,
English is already well on its way to becoming the unofficial
international language of the world community.
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The American Accent Learn to speak standard American
English Phrases of the Month Kwee geddit? Can we get it? Let's go! Jeet? No, joo? Did you
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