Fred D Minifie, PhD
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The purpose of this eBook is to provide a comprehensive introduction to the dynamics of speech articulation and speech acoustics. The key advantage offered by an eBook is the author may employ a variety of multimedia tools to portray the concepts being addressed. Included in Speech Articulation are 62 animations, 10 interactive images, 42 audio files and 36 figures/tables. The multimedia capability of this eBook provides easy access to 104 glossary entries of terms with definitions. The ability to insert “post it” notes into the text assists the reader in making comments, forming questions and later returning to crucial sections in the chapters for clarification. A review is provided at the end of each chapter to let readers test their knowledge using a variety of question types; multiple choice, choose the correct image and label the image. As such, the eBook format is ideally suited for introductory courses in the disciplines of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Linguistics, and Vocal Music. Indeed, a careful understanding of the material in this eBook should provide readers with a conceptual framework for understanding the bases of these disciplines.
What's New in Version 1.1
Added a consonant or vowel chart to each chapter end, as appropriate. Minor text changes.
Worth Every Penny
This is hands down one of the best books on speech around. It allows you to see inside the mouth at what our tongues should ideally be doing to make sounds. As a speech teacher I learned so much reading this. Every actor , or anybody who speaks for a living should buy this book. Bravo.