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Voice and Diction A Program for Improvement

ISBN-10: 0205198694

ISBN-13: 9780205198696

Edition: 7th 1997

Authors: Jon Eisenson, Arthur M. Eisenson

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Voice and Diction: A Program for Improvement, seventh edition, 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. A new Appendix D, Pronunciation Watch, has been added to address ESL speakers' intonation and articulation problems. This practical text continues to equip students with how to use the mechanisms for voice and oral language effectively.
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Book details

List price: $176.20
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/26/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 436
Size: 8.25" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.486
Language: English

Jon Eisenson, 1907 - 2001 Jon Eisenson was born in 1907 in new York City. He earned his Bachelor's Degree from the City College of New York in 1928 and his Master's and Doctoral Degrees from Columbia University. During World War II, Eisenson developed a test to show aphasia in soldiers with severe brain damage. Aphasia is a disorder that involves difficulty in speaking or understanding language, a problem which is a direct result of brain disease or injury. He also did research with children who stuttered, saying that the anxiety that found in home life is what caused the speech impediment and if they could ease he anxiety, the stutter would dissolve. During his career, Eisenson established the diagnostic category of childhood aphasia, and established the Institute for Childhood Aphasia in 1962. He wrote poetry, children's books, books on aging and books on aphasia, including, "Adult Aphasia" and "Aphasia Disorders in Children." He was an emeritus professor of speech at Stanford University, where he established his Institute. Jon Eisenson died on July 25, 2001 at the age of 93.

Basic Considerations
Voice, Diction, and Effective Communication
The Mechanisms (Instruments) for Speech
Our Changing Speech Patterns
American-English Pronunciation
Voice Improvement
Breathing for Effective Vocalization
Production of Clear Tones
Pitch and Effective Vocalization
Reinforcement of the Voice Through Resonance
Making Yourself Heard
Timing: Rate, Duration, and Pause
Vocal Variety in Speaking and Reading
Diction
Introduction to the Study of American-English Speech Sounds
Individual Study of American-English Sounds: The Vowels
Diphthongs
Consonants: The Lip (Bilabial) and Glide Sounds
The Lip-Teeth Sounds
The Tongue-Teeth Sounds
The Tongue-Tip to Gum-Ridge Stop Plosive Sounds and the Velar Stops
The Tongue-Tip Fricatives
The Post-Alveolar Sounds
The Nasal Consonants
The Vowel-Like Sounds
Epilogue
Pronunciation Watch
Voice-Improvement Checklist
Pronunciation and Articulation Checklist
Glossary of Terms
Index