Dramatic Publishing, 1994 - 156 pages
A "definitive work," this book presents eleven of the most popular dialects used in plays and drama, breaking them down into key sounds, including "vowel substitutions, dipthongal changes, consonant subsititions, special pronunciations, and pitch patterns." The phonetic alphabet is also included, along with readings for drill and practice.
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