ISBN-10:
0023319607
ISBN-13:
9780023319600
Pub. Date:
11/13/1990
Publisher:
Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Voice and Diction: A Program for Improvement / Edition 5

Voice and Diction: A Program for Improvement / Edition 5

by Jon Eisenson

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Overview

This book provides comprehensive coverage of voice production, voice improvement, and articulation. In addition, pertinent material from related disciplines of speech and hearing sciences, linguistics, and phonetics is included. The seventh edition is updated to reflect contemporary information about voice production and diction-articulation, pronunciation, and intonation. In addition, it provides a comprehensive overview of voice, diction, and effective communication. A new Appendix D, "Pronunciation Watch," has been added to address ESL speakers' intonation and articulation problems. This practical book equips readers with the knowledge of how to use the mechanisms for voice and oral language effectively.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780023319600
Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Publication date: 11/13/1990
Edition description: 5th ed
Pages: 384

Table of Contents

I. BASIC CONSIDERATIONS.

1. Voice, Diction, and Effective Communication.

2. The Mechanisms (Instruments) for Speech.

3. Our Changing Speech Patterns.

4. American-English Pronunciation.

II. VOICE IMPROVEMENT.

5. Breathing for Effective Vocalization.

6. Production of Clear Tones.

7. Pitch and Effective Vocalization.

8. Reinforcement of the Voice Through Resonance.

9. Making Yourself Heard.

10. Timing: Rate, Duration, and Pause.

11. Vocal Variety in Speaking and Reading.

III. DICTION.

12. Introduction to the Study of American-English Speech Sounds.

13. Individual Study of American-English Sounds: The Vowels.

14. Diphthongs.

15. Consonants: The Lip (Bilabial) and Glide Sounds.

16. The Lip-Teeth Sounds.

17. The Tongue-Teeth Sounds.

18. The Tongue-Tip to Gum-Ridge Stop Plosive Sounds and the Velar Stops.

19. The Tongue-Tip Fricatives.

20. The Post-Alveolar Sounds.

21. The Nasal Consonants.

22. The Vowel-Like Sounds.

Epilogue.

Appendix A: Pronunciation Watch.

Appendix B: Voice-Improvement Checklist.

Appendix C: Pronunciation and Articulation Checklist.

Appendix D: Glossary of Terms.

Index.

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