Voice and diction: a program for improvement
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.
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Voice Diction and Effective Communication
The Mechanisms for Speech Voice and Articulation
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abdominal Additional Practice Materials Allophones American English articulation articulatory avoid back vowel become black English blend British British English cartilage changes Chapter communication considered context dialect diction Dictionary differences diphthong Edweena effective effort exercises exhalation feeling Figure final frequently fricative front vowel glottal gum ridge habitual pitch hear heard human inflection inhalation initial intonation language larynx letter linguistic lips listeners loudness manner of articulation meaning mechanism Medial mouth muscles nasal cavity nasal consonants normal optimum pitch pause persons pharynx phonemes phrase pitch level pitch range position produced pronounced pronunciation reinforcement relaxed resonance result sentences soft palate sound speak speakers spelling spoken stress symbol tense tension thought throat tion tongue tip tongue-tip usage utterance variations vibration vocal bands vocal folds vocal fry vocal tones voiceless W. S. Gilbert William Shakespeare words