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Speaking Clearly Improving Voice and Diction

ISBN-10: 0070259194

ISBN-13: 9780070259195

Edition: 5th 1997

Authors: Jeffrey C. Hahner, Martin A. Sokoloff, Sandra L. Salisch

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"Speaking Clearly" provides practical, proven, and class tested methods for the Voice and Diction course. With over 35 years of experience, this team of authors successfully guides students through the obstacles of speech improvement.
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Book details

List price: $42.19
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 407
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Preface
Introduction to Speech Communication
Introduction
Objectives
The Communication Process
Noise
Environmental Noise
Listener-Generated Noise
Speaker-Generated Noise
How to Use This Book
Chapters
Appendixes
Feedback
Glossary
The Speech Process
Objectives
Overview
The Nature of Sound
What Sound Is
Characteristics of Sound
Frequency and Pitch
Intensity and Loudness
Spectrum and Quality
The Speech Process
Audition
Innervation
Breathing
The Mechanism
Breathing for Speech
Phonation
Sound Production
Pitch
Responance
Resonance in the Vocal Tract
Articulation
Summary
Suggested Readings
Glossary
The Sounds of American English
Objectives
Speech Comes First
Sounds, Not Letters
Speech and Writing Confusion
The Problem with Letters
English Spelling and English Speech
IPA
IPA Transcription
The Phoneme
The Allophone
Phonetics and Phonemics
Dialects and Standard Speech
Dialects
Regional Dialects
Standard Speech
Nonstandard Speech
Foreign Accents
Classification of Sounds
Consonants
Classification of Consonants
Voicing
Place of Articulation
Method of Articulation
Vowels
Classification of Vowels
Height of the Tongue
Place of Production
Muscle Tension
Diphthongs
Phonetic Transcription
Regional Dialects
Southern Regional Dialect
New England Regional Dialect
New York Regional Dialect
Eastern Regional Dialect
Glossary
Diction
Improving Voice and Diction: The Basics
Objectives
How to Do It
Ear Training
Recognition
Discrimination
Warm-ups
Sensitizing Exercise
Glossary
Diction: The Consonants
Objectives
Plosives
[p] as in pat [b] as in boat
[t] as in top [d] as in dog
[k] as in key [g] as in go
Fricatives
[f] as in four [v] as in very
[[theta]] as in thin [[characters not reproducible]] as in the
[s] as in snake [z] as in zoo
[[characters not reproducible]] as in she [[characters not reproducible]] as in beige
[h] as in hot
Glides
[[characters not reproducible]] as in where [w] as in wet
[r] as in red
[j] as in yes
Lateral
[l] as in left
Nasals
[m] as in man
[n] as in no
[[eta]] as in sing
Affricates
[t[characters not reproducible]] as in chair [d[characters not reproducible]] as in judge
Diction: The Vowels and Diphthongs
Objectives
Front Vowels
[i] as in see
[I] as in sit
[e] as in ate
[[epsiv]] as in bet
[ae] as in pat
Back Vowels
[u] as in too
[U] as in book
[o] as in rope
[[characters not reproducible]] as in awful
[a] as in calm
Mid Vowels
[[characters not reproducible]] as in up
[[characters not reproducible]] as in banana
[[characters not reproducible]] as in early
[[characters not reproducible]] as in father
Diphthongs
[aI] as in ice
[aU] as in how
[[characters not reproducible]I] as in coin
[eI] as in raid
[oU] as in robe
Minor Diphthongs
[I[characters not reproducible]] as in gear
[[characters not reproducible]] asin pair
[[characters not reproducible]] as in car
[U[characters not reproducible]] as in poor
[[characters not reproducible]] as in pore
Voice
Voice Production
Objectives
Guide to Voice Production Exercises
Breathing
Breathing for Speech
Breath Control
Abdominal Breathing
Breath-Control Duration
Breath-Control Breathiness
Loudness
Controlling Loudness
Loudness-Force
Loudness-Projection
Loudness-Control
Loudness-Practice
Pitch
Determining Optimum Pitch
Determining Habitual Pitch
Changing Habitual Pitch
Changing Habitual Pitch
Extending Your Pitch Range
Relaxation
Progressive Relaxation
Fantasy
Head Rolling
Sighing
Yawning
Singing
Quality
Resonance
Nasality and Resonance
Types of Nasality
Nasality-Ear Training
Nasality-Pulling
Denasality-Pushing
Denasality
Tense, Strident, Metallic, and Hoarse Qualities
Excess Tension
Vocal or Glottal Fry
Vocal Fry
Throaty Quality
Hard Glottal Attack
Hard Glottal Attack
Glossary
Vocal Expressiveness
Objectives
Reading Aloud
Why Read Aloud?
Components of Vocal Expression
Rate
Determining Your Own Rate
Appropriate Rate
Timed Readings for Rate
Duration
Duration Practice
Contrast Drill for Duration
Contrast Drill for Duration
Contrast Drill for Duration
Pausing
Pausing Exercises
Stress
Word Stress
Word Stress Drill
Syllable Stress
Compound Word Stress Drill
Polysyllabic Stress Drill
Practice Readings for Stress
Intonation
Key
Middle Key Readings
Low Key Readings
High Key Readings
Inflection
Drills for Inflection
Drill for Rising Inflection
Drill for Falling Inflection
Drill for Circumflex Inflection
Practice Sentences
Steps
Drill for Steps
Readings for Intonation
Integration
General
Glossary
Dealing with Nervousness
Special Speech Problems
Nonverbal Communication
Guide to Foreign Accents
Pronunciation List
Diagnostic Materials and Speech Checklists
Permission Acknowledgments
Index