Thursday, May 5, 2011
An interesting piece by Bainbridge and O'Shea (2010) on integrating pronunciation instruction in communicative work. Although it is not clear how one with less experience in voice work or training in theater could pull off what they describe, they are still very much on target in their general approach--especially in the use of mood, controlled attention and movement. There are many examples such as this one of instructors who have developed relatively idiosyncratic systems which are obviously effective. Now if somebody could just figure out how to systematize such a framework so that it was more easily accessible to the rest of us . . .