Table of contents for Speaking to be understood : English as a first or second language / Lillian Brown.


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Contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Who Needs to Be Clearly Understood?
1 The Importance of a Competent Speaking Voice
2 English as a First Language
3 How English Evolved
Old English
Middle English
Modern English
American English
World English
The Basis of Global English
4 The International Phonetic Alphabet
Vowels
Diphthongs 
Consonants
Plosives
Nasals 
Fricatives
Semi-Vowels 
Glides 
Phonics in Speaking and Reading
5 Vocabulary
6 English as a Second Language
Your Accent
Similar Sounds
Numbers
Mastering English as a Second Language
Help Is Available
Quick Tips for Speakers of English as a Second Language
7 Your Vocal Instrument
Voice Structure
Posture
Nasality, Pitch and Resonance
Breathing Techniques
Care of the Voice
Become a Voice Critic
Practice, Practice, Practice
8 Public Speaking
When All Eyes Are Upon You!
Your Appearance
Body Language
Gestures
Your Voice Print
Speaking Too Fast
Speech Blemishes
Effective Pauses
Stage Fright
Writing Your Speech
Eye Contact
Microphones 
9 The Media
Radio and Television
Visuals
Press Conferences
The Question and Answer Period
Quick Tips for Speaking in Public
10 Voice Recognition 
Your Voice Print and Voice Commands
11 Conclusion
Some Memorable Voices
Bibliography
About the Author
 

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Public speaking, Voice culture, English language Pronunciation by foreign speakers, English language Spoken English, English language Pronunciation