Participants will learn the preferred speech of most communication fields, which is GAE: General American English, which is also known as "Neutral American Speech."
We'll do this by sharing what those sounds are by reviewing IPA: The International Phonetic Alphabet. We'll go over each of the sounds, discuss the GAE Resonance, and review the primary aberrant sounds that occur in different regions of the USA.
- To understand what it means to speak General American.
- To begin to identify their own aberrant sounds.
- To become aware of ways to learn GAE.