ISBN-10:
0205380328
ISBN-13:
2900205380328
Pub. Date:
03/31/2003
Publisher:
Pearson
Articulate Voice: An Introduction to Voice and Diction / Edition 4

Articulate Voice: An Introduction to Voice and Diction / Edition 4

by Lynn K. Wells

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Articulate Voice: An Introduction to Voice and Diction / Edition 4

Most books about voice and diction are geared toward a specific audience -- some focus on actors and broadcasters, some on speakers and leaders, others on foreigners who are learning English as a second language, and still others on people who simply need additional guidance about voice and diction. But this book covers them all. This book taps into research to help readers understand why voice improvement is vital to a positive image. A basic book for voice and articulation, this guide introduces principles of voice production and techniques for improving pitch, rate, volume, and quality. Photographs enable readers to see the shape of the mouth for certain sounds, General American English is used as an "industry standard to teach vowels and consonants. The book clearly and concisely describes voice production and explains its companion component-- hearing. Public speakers, communication specialists, ESL specialists and students, broadcasters, theater performers, and anyone interested in improving their voice and diction.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900205380328
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 03/31/2003
Edition description: Fourth
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Each chapter begins with "Terms" and concludes with "Exercises," "Chapter Review," "Application" and "Focus Message."

1. An Introduction.
Communication: A Discussion.
Influences on Your Voice and Speech.
Improving Your Voice.

2. Mechanisms for Speech.
Breathing.
Phonation.
Resonation.
Articulation

3. Pitch.
Inflection: The Paralinguistics of Pitch.
Intonation.
Extralinguistic Features.
Pitch Variety.

4. Volume.
The Paralinguistic Factors of Loudness.
Syllabic Stress.
Projection.
Variation.

5. Rate/Duration.
Speaking/Reading Rate.
Pause.
Speech Phrasing.
Variety.
Rate Assessments.

6. Quality.
Paralinguistics.
Extralinguistics.

7. Language.
Language Defined.
History of English.
Language Development in the Individual.

8. Articulation.
Definitions.
Coarticulation.
Individual Differences/Dialects.
Program for Improvement.

9. Vowels.
Approach to Vowel Study.
Front Vowels.
Back Vowels.
Mid Vowels.
Diphthongs.
Special Diphthong.
Additional Drill.

10. Consonants.
Approach to Consonant Study.
Bilabial Consonants.
Labio-Dental Consonants.
Lingua-Dental Consonants.
Lingua-Alveolar Consonants.
Lingua-Palatal Consonants.
Velar Consonants.
Glottal Consonants.
Additional Drill.

A Final Word.

Appendix 1. IPA Pronunciation Guides.

Appendix 2. Pronunciation Guide.

Appendix3. Sound Recognition Practice.

Appendix 4. Evaluation Forms.

Glossary.

Index.

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