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The Speaking Process

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on 21 January 2013

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Transcript of The Speaking Process

The Speaking Process Chapter V: An Effective Speaking Voice Voice production of sound which is the primary tool between and among speakers and listeners. Voice provides clues about the speaker's state of health and his views toward himself and his listener therefore it should be given enough value. Kinds of Voice Quality Normal Voice Full Voice Thin Voice Breathy Voice Chesty Voice the tone is in normal range and used in daily conversations where in the speaker does not express strong emotion. In formal, dignified, and solemn occasions and events, the full voice is appropriate for use. It is characterized by deep and full quality and melancholic mood. Thin and high-pitched voice usually occurs among individual who experience fatigue, weakening and are of old age. It can also be applied to acting and oral interpretation. It is a whispery voice used for mystery and secrecy effect in a play or real-life events. A deep and hollow voice, it is especially used to portray voices and sounds of a spirit or a ghost in plays and oral interpretations. Attributes of an Effective Voice Audible Volume of the voice must be in accordance to the number of audience. Pleasant It is achieved through a delicate balance between relaxation and tension. Fluent It refers to smooth, easy, and ready flow of language. Ways to achieve fluency: Employ a suitable general rate.
Make appropriate use of pauses.
Reduce hesitations. Flexible It helps to hold attention, clarify meaning, and to secure desired response. Flexibility of voice depends on the meaning and mood to be conveyed. Voice Production The production of speech requires the collaborative operation of four processes: respiration, phonation, resonation, and pronunciation. A. Respiration Sound waves occur only when the application of energy forces an object into vibration. The source of energy for the voice is the stream of the air exhaled from the lungs. Two Functions of Breathing Mechanism: 1. Breathing for life
2. Breathing for speech Controlled breathing enables a speaker to achieve better voice usage: 1. By helping to regulate force
2. By helping to achieve firmness
3. By helping to control timing and rate B. Phonation It is the process wherein words are created when exhaled air stirs the vocal folds into vibration. C. Resonation It is the process wherein sounds are amplified and enriched. D. Pronunciation After the sound waves have been produced at the larynx and resonated in the throat, mouth, and perhaps the nose, they must be modified by the articulators to become the various vowels and consonants of speech. When combined in proper sequence and given suitable stress, these sounds become the auditory symbols of our spoken language. The process of producing the sounds to from words is called the pronunciation.
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