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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The Mechanisms for Speech
Breathing for Effective Vocalization
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abdominal acoustic Acoustic Phonetics activity ADDITIONAL PRACTICE MATERIALS Alexander pope American English American-English speech articulation assimilated avoid back vowel become Black English blend breath stream changes CHAPTER characteristics chest considered context determine dialect diction Dictionary differences diphthong distinction effective exercises exhalation feeling Figure final following sentences frequently fricative glottal gum ridge habitual pitch hear heard human individual inflection inhalation initial john dryden language larynx letter listeners loudness manner of articulation meaning Medial mouth muscles nasal cavity nasal consonants nasal sounds normal optimum pitch pause persons pharynx phoneme Phonetics Phrases pitch level pitch range produced pronounced pronunciation reinforcement relaxed resonance result Selections soft palate speak speakers spelling stress symbols tense tension thought throat tion tongue tip unstressed syllables usage utterance variations velar nasal vibration vocal bands vocal efforts vocal tones voice voiceless w. s. gilbert WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE York