Much of the material in this book has appeared previously in the Woman's Home Companion, the Ladies' Home Journal and the Southern Speech Bulletin. The author has been a leader in his field for many years. He discusses a number of forms of American speech and the various dialects that exist in different parts of the country and speech standards. He analyzes the reasons why many people mispronounce and make certain sounds off key. One section of the book is devoted to speech defects. Especially useful are the chapters on pronunciation. The book will certainly be found helpful by all interested in this subject.