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Central Scottish Accents

6 Classes (>5 hrs)



About the Course

This series of video recordings will guide you through the process of learning the REAL accents of the Lowlands of Scotland with a focus on the Central urban belt between Glasgow and Edinburgh. You'll learn not only all the lexical sets and where they are placed in the mouth, we'll also cover the complex regional and socio-economic differences, and all within the context of culture.

If you're sick of watching amateurs on YouTube try to explain how they do their dodgy Groundskeeper Willie accent, this is the course for you! COURSE OUTLINE Week 1 (Sunday 14 January, 10am Eastern)

Backgroond: The Cultural & Linguistic History to Present of Scotland

Week 2 (Sunday 21 January, 10am Eastern)

Lis'nin Oot: Exploring the Sounds (rhythms and ups & downs) of Lowland Accents

Week 3 (Sunday 28 January, 10am Eastern)

Aitken's Law: the Scottish Vowel Length Rule (what gives it its distinctive rhythm)

Week 4 (Sunday 4 February, 10am Eastern)

Pronunciation Part I (vowels)

Week 5 (Sunday 11 February, 10am Eastern)

Pronunciation Part II (vowels & consonants)

Week 6 (Sunday 18 February, 10am Eastern) Practice Parlour: Cold reads and feedback if you want it

Your Instructor

Mark Dallas

Mark has more than 20 years' experience teaching adults from around the world and specializes in coaching actors in accents for stage, screen, and audio.

Mark Dallas
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