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The human voice : how this extraordinary instrument reveals essential clues about who we are /

by Karpf, Anne.
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Pub. : Distributed to the trade by Holtzbrinck, 2006Edition: 1st U.S. ed.Description: xi, 399 p. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 1582342997 (alk. paper); 9781582342993 (alk. paper).Subject(s): Voice Quality | Voice | Voice | Voice -- Social aspects | ElocutionOnline resources: Table of contents
Contents:
What the voice can tell us -- How the voice achieves its range and power -- How we colour our voices with pitch, volume, and tempo -- What makes the voice distinctly human -- The impact of the mother's voice (even in the womb) -- Mothertalk: the melody of intimacy -- The emergence of the baby's voice -- Do I really sound like that? -- How our emotions shape the sounds we make (and other people hear them) -- Male and female voices: stereotyped or different? -- How men and women's voices are changing (and why) -- Cultural differences in the voice -- From oral to literate society -- The public voice -- How technology has transformed the voice -- Voiceprints and voice theft -- How people and corporations are trying to change the voice.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [373]-388) and index.

What the voice can tell us -- How the voice achieves its range and power -- How we colour our voices with pitch, volume, and tempo -- What makes the voice distinctly human -- The impact of the mother's voice (even in the womb) -- Mothertalk: the melody of intimacy -- The emergence of the baby's voice -- Do I really sound like that? -- How our emotions shape the sounds we make (and other people hear them) -- Male and female voices: stereotyped or different? -- How men and women's voices are changing (and why) -- Cultural differences in the voice -- From oral to literate society -- The public voice -- How technology has transformed the voice -- Voiceprints and voice theft -- How people and corporations are trying to change the voice.

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