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ERIC Number: ED013548
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 7
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VOICE CULTURE AND THE FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHER, TOWARD A GREATER ALLIANCE.
REICHMANN, EBERHARD
VOICE TRAINING SHOULD BE INCLUDED IN THE PREPARATION OF FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHERS, IF THEY ARE TO ACHIEVE THE GOAL OF APPROXIMATION OF NATIVE SPEECH. SINCE A FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHER'S MOST VALUABLE TOOL IS HIS OWN VOICE, A CULTURED VOICE IS DESIRABLE, IN BOTH THE NATIVE AND THE FOREIGN LANGUAGES. ONE OF THE REASONS THAT MANY TEACHER TRAINEES DO NOT ACHIEVE APPROXIMATION OF NATIVE SPEECH MAY BE THAT THE PRESENT ALLIANCE OF THE LANGUAGE TEACHER WITH THE LINGUIST, THE PHONETICIAN, THE PSYCHOLOGIST, AND THE AUDIOVISUALIST DOES NOT PROVIDE FOR OPPORTUNITIES FOR VOICE CULTURE. SINCE SUPERIOR SPEECH BEHAVIOR REQUIRES THE MOBILIZATION OF ABILITIES WHICH ARE ESSENTIALLY HISTRIONIC, THIS ALLIANCE SHOULD INCLUDE A COLLEAGUE FROM SPEECH AND THEATER, AND TRAINING SHOULD BE REVISED TO INCLUDE EXPOSURE TO THEIR SKILLS, PARTICULARLY (1) ANALYSIS OF NATIVE LANGUAGE BEHAVIOR IN VOICE, SPEECH, GESTURE, AND POSTURE, AND (2) TRAINING IN VOLUNTARY CONTROL OF SPEECH ORGANS, ARTICULATION, PROJECTION, DYNAMICS, VOICE ECONOMY, ORAL INTERPRETATION, DRAMATIC READINGS ON STAGE, AND GESTURAL LANGUAGE. IN BRIEF, THERE SHOULD BE THE DEVELOPMENT OF A CULTURED PROFESSIONAL VOICE WITH SIMULTANEOUS ENCOURAGEMENT OF HISTRIONIC TALENTS. (AUTHOR)
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