The Articulate Voice: An Introduction to Voice and Diction, Fourth Edition
Lynn K. WellsISBN: 0205380328;
Book DescriptionMost books about voice and diction are geared toward a specific audience -- some focus on actors and broadcasters, some on speakers and leaders, others on foreigners who are learning English as a second language, and still others on people who simply need additional guidance about voice and diction. But this book covers them all. This book taps into research to help readers understand why voice improvement is vital to a positive image. A basic book for voice and articulation, this guideintroduces principles of voice production and techniques for improving pitch, rate, volume, and quality. Photographs enable readers to see the shape of the mouth for certain sounds, General American English is used as an "industry standard to teach vowels and consonants. The book clearly and concisely describes voice production and explains its companion component-- hearing. Public speakers, communication specialists, ESL specialists and students, broadcasters, theater performers,...