Public Speaking in American English: A Guide for Non-Native Speakers / Edition 1

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Overview

Through discussion of culture, language and diversity, Public Speaking in American English: A Guide for Non-native Speakers offers real world advice about overcoming the most pressing, relevant, and stress-provoking speaking issues non-native public speakers face.

Designed specifically for non-native English speakers, this book follows the traditional public speaking textbook format, but also offers students a sense of the larger community of non-native English speakers, LEP, and ESL students who face the same struggles, challenges, and concerns. Every chapter is infused with discussion about the relevant cultural and linguistic issues the students are likely to face as well as concrete suggestions on how to address, compensate for and/or overcome these difficulties. Specific exercises and activities (both within the chapter and at the end of each chapter) allow readers to work on their own or in a group to improve their skills set. Additionally, the writing style, though easy to read, challenges the non-native English speaker without frustrating the reader.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205430994
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 6/27/2007
  • Series: MySpeechKit Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 509,762
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

CHAPTER ONE: Introduction to Public Speaking

The Need for Public Speaking

History of Public Speaking Around the World

Africa

Western

Asian

South America

The Elements of Communication

Cross Cultural View of Rhetoric

Elements of Culture (Cultural Patterns)

Summary

Discussion Questions and Activities

Chapter Quiz

Glossary

ENDNOTES

CHAPTER TWO: Public Speaking Anxiety

Managing Public Speaking Anxiety

Expect It

Accept It

Capitalize On It

Receiver Anxiety

Non-Native Specific Issues

Accent and Pronunciation

Word Choice, Grammar, Sentence Structure and More

Nonverbal

Summary

Chapter Quiz

Glossary

ENDNOTES

CHAPTER THREE: Ethics

Ethics

Common Ethical Pitfalls

Foundations of Ethical Behavior

Plagiarism

Ethics and Responsibilities of Listening

Hearing versus Listening

Listening Mistakes

Tips for Improving Listening

Additional Tips for Non-Native Listeners

Summary

Discussion Questions and Activities

Chapter Quiz

Glossary

ENDNOTES

CHAPTER FOUR: Audience Analysis

Starting Assumptions: Adapting to the Host Culture’s Mores

Contextual Audience Analysis

Purpose

Details

Demographic Audience Analysis

Homogenous versus Heterogeneous Audiences

How to use Demographic Information

Attitudes Toward the Event

Attitudes Toward the Topic

Attitudes Toward the Speaker

Conducting Audience Analysis

Asking Event Organizers

Surveys/Questionnaires

Interviews

Observations

Using Your Analysis

Summary

Discussion Questions and Activities

Chapter Quiz

Glossary

ENDNOTES

CHAPTER FIVE: From Topic to Purpose to Thesis

Choosing a Topic

Choosing a General Subject

How to Choose a Subject

Brainstorming

General Purpose

Specific Purpose

Thesis Statement

Special Benefits and Opportunities for Non-Native Speakers

Cross Cultural View of Rhetoric

Summary

Discussion Questions and Activities

Chapter Quiz

Glossary

ENDNOTES

CHAPTER SIX: Research

What is Research?

Strange New Worlds

Types of Research Material

Primary and Secondary Sources

Library Resources

Using the Internet

Interviewing

Drawing on Your Own Knowledge and Abilities

Developing a Research Plan

Evaluating Resources

Credibility

Currency

Purpose

Managing information

Citing Sources

Summary

Discussion Questions and Activities

Chapter Quiz

Glossary

ENDNOTES

CHAPTER SEVEN: Supporting Material

Types of Supporting Material

Facts

Definitions

Descriptions

Explanations

Examples

Statistics

Quotations

Experts

Laypeople

Literature

Comparisons

Cultural Implications of Supporting Materials

Summary

Discussion Questions and Activities

Chapter Quiz

Glossary

ENDNOTES

CHAPTER EIGHT: Organizing the Speech

Different Logics

Preparation Outlines

Organizing the Body

Introductions and Conclusions

The Speaking Outline

Using Note Cards

Practice

Summary

Discussion Questions and Activities

Sample Preparation Outlines

Sample Speaking Outline.

Glossary

ENDNOTES

CHAPTER NINE: Using American English: A Review

Pronunciation and Articulation

Grammar Rules

Choosing the Right Word

Summary

Exercises and Activities

Glossary

ENDNOTES

CHAPTER TEN: Language

Using Language Appropriately

Oral versus Written Language

Appropriate for the Rhetorical Situation

Inappropriate Language

Using Language Accurately

Connotation and Denotation

Indiscriminate Language

Idioms, Figures of Speech, and Sayings

Making Language Interesting

Creating Vividness

Creating Rhythm

Creating a Personal Style

Summary

Discussion Questions and Activities

Chapter Quiz

Speech for Analysis

Glossary

ENDNOTES

CHAPTER ELEVEN: Presentational Aids

Purpose of Presentational Aids

What to Use

Choosing the Right Media

Using Your Own Body

Using the Audience

Chalkboards/Whiteboards

Handouts

Posters

Transparencies and Slides

Audio/Visual Recordings

Computer-Generated Presentations

How to Use Presentational Aids

Summary

Discussion Questions and Activities

Chapter Quiz

Speeches for Analysis

ENDNOTES

CHAPTER TWELVE: Delivery

Special Delivery Concerns of Non-Native Speakers

Delivery Styles

Vocal Aspects

Non-vocal Aspects of Good Delivery

Summary

Discussion Questions and Activities

Chapter Quiz

ENDNOTES

CHAPTER THIRTEEN: Informative and Special Occasion Speaking

Informative Speeches

Types of Informative Speeches

Special Occasion Speeches

Speeches of Introduction

Speeches of Presentation and Acceptance

Toasts

Commemorative Speeches

Summary

Discussion Questions and Activities

Chapter Quiz

Speeches for Evaluation

ENDNOTES

CHAPTER FOURTEEN: Persuasion

Significance of Persuasion

Types of persuasion

Making a Persuasive Argument: Logos, Ethos, Pathos, & Mythos

Differences in Persuasive Style

Avoiding Common Errors in Reasoning: Logical Fallacies

Summary

Conclusion

Discussion Questions and Activities

Chapter Quiz

Speeches for Evaluation

Glossary

ENDNOTES

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