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Voice Quality

By John H. Esling, Scott R. Moisik, Allison Benner, Lise Crevier-Buchman

Voice Quality "The first description of voice quality production in forty years, this book provides a new framework for its study: The Laryngeal Articulator Model. Informed by instrumental examinations of the laryngeal articulatory mechanism, it revises our understanding of articulatory postures to explain the actions, vibrations and resonances generated in the epilarynx and pharynx."

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Let's Talk "Explores the factors that motivate so many different kinds of talk and reveals the rules we use unconsciously, even in the most routine exchanges of everyday conversation."

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Dissertation Information

Title: Communication and Theology: A Historiography of Black History and African Civilization Add Dissertation
Author: Wasajja Kiwanuka Update Dissertation
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Institution: Kampala University, Department of English Language and Literature Education
Completed in: 2014
Linguistic Subfield(s): Language Acquisition;
Subject Language(s): English
Language Family(ies): Nilo-Saharan
Director(s): A Akiiki
Prof. Perry Wallace

Abstract: Afrocentric historicism developed as a medium of black protest against what was perceived as the universalistic, absolutist and fundamentalist claims of Western historiography in relation to the interpretation and determination of the place and role of Africa in history. Thus, it is rooted in the tradition of blacks’ quest for historical authenticity. Several nineteenth-century black intellectuals published to rescue African history from obscurity, and establish the antiquity of civilization in Africa. Colonialism and Religion have been pronounced as the greatest catalysts.