The Articulate Voice taps into the most current research to clearly and concisely deliver the basics on voice production and techniques for improving pitch, rate, volume, and quality. One reviewer praised, This is a rare find in comparison to other voice and diction textbooks. Another calls The Articulate Voice a model of clarity and concision.
Each chapter begins with “Terms” and concludes with “Exercises,” “Chapter Review,” “Application” and “Focus Message.” 1. An Introduction.
Communication: A Discussion.
Influences on Your Voice and Speech.
Improving Your Voice. 2. Mechanisms for Speech.
Articulation 3. Language.
History of English.
Language Development in the Individual. 4. Pitch.
Inflection: The Paralinguistics of Pitch.
Pitch Variety. 5. Volume.
The Paralinguistic Factors of Loudness.
Variation. 6. Rate/Duration.
Rate Assessments. 7. Quality.
Extralinguistics. 8. Articulation.
Program for Improvement. 9. Vowels.
Approach to Vowel Study.
Additional Drill. 10. Consonants.
Approach to Consonant Study.
Additional Drill. A Final Word. Appendix 1. IPA Pronunciation Guides. Appendix 2. 100 Commonly Mispronounced Words. Appendix 3. Vocabulary Builders. Appendix 4. Sound Recognition Practice. Appendix 5. Evaluation Forms. Glossary. Index.