The Speaking Voice

  • Donald F. Proctor


Thus far we have considered the structure and function of the portions of the respiratory system involved in phonation, some of the basic principles of sound production, and the special adaptation of the breathing mechanism for the voice. It now remains for us to examine the processes by which vocal sound is converted into speech and further refined for song. In this chapter our attention will be turned especially upon a consideration of what is good speech, how teaching can be brought to bear on the improvement of speech, questions of special importance to those whose livelihood is more or less dependent upon speech, and finally a few speech problems.


Speech Production Speech Sound Sound Production Sound Quality Speech Problem 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Donald F. Proctor
    • 1
  1. 1.The Johns Hopkins Schools of Medicine and Hygiene and Public HealthBaltimoreUSA

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