Often people whose second language is English have a difficult time with phonetics and articulation. This book presents a clear and understandable discussion of the anatomy and physiology of the human voice. Using a step-by-step approach, the authors examine all the sounds of American English, and all the vocal elements such as pitch, volume, rate, and vocal color. They have also sought out interesting and often amusing passages from classical and modern prose, drama, speeches, poetry, and advertising copy for practice. This reference is suitable for people in the medical fields, those with speech disorders, singing instructors, and those whose are learning English as a second language. Also appropriate for speech pathologists/audiologists, communication specialists.