Public Speaking in American English: A Guide for Non-Native Speakers
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BeschreibungThrough discussion of culture, language and diversity, Public Speaking in American English: A Guide for Non-native Speakersoffers real world advice about overcoming the most pressing, relevant, and stress-provoking speaking issues non-native public speakers face. Designed specifically for non-native English speakers, this book follows the traditional public speaking textbook format, but also offers students a sense of the larger community of non-native English speakers, LEP, and ESL students who face the same struggles, challenges, and concerns. Every chapter is infused with discussion about the relevant cultural and linguistic issues the students are likely to face as well as concrete suggestions on how to address, compensate for and/or overcome these difficulties. Specific exercises and activities (both within the chapter and at the end of each chapter) allow readers to work on their own or in a group to improve their skills set. Additionally, the writing style, though easy to read, challenges the non-native English speaker without frustrating the reader.
InhaltsverzeichnisCHAPTER ONE: Introduction to Public Speaking The Need for Public Speaking History of Public Speaking Around the World Africa Western Asian South America The Elements of Communication Cross Cultural View of Rhetoric Elements of Culture (Cultural Patterns) Summary Discussion Questions and Activities Chapter Quiz Glossary ENDNOTES CHAPTER TWO: Public Speaking Anxiety Managing Public Speaking Anxiety Expect It Accept It Capitalize On It Receiver Anxiety Non-Native Specific Issues Accent and Pronunciation Word Choice, Grammar, Sentence Structure and More Nonverbal Summary Chapter Quiz Glossary ENDNOTES CHAPTER THREE: Ethics Ethics Common Ethical Pitfalls Foundations of Ethical Behavior Plagiarism Ethics and Responsibilities of Listening Hearing versus Listening Listening Mistakes Tips for Improving Listening Additional Tips for Non-Native Listeners Summary Discussion Questions and Activities Chapter Quiz Glossary ENDNOTES CHAPTER FOUR: Audience Analysis Starting Assumptions: Adapting to the Host Culture's Mores Contextual Audience Analysis Purpose Details Demographic Audience Analysis Homogenous versus Heterogeneous Audiences How to use Demographic Information Attitudes Toward the Event Attitudes Toward the Topic Attitudes Toward the Speaker Conducting Audience Analysis Asking Event Organizers Surveys/Questionnaires Interviews Observations Using Your Analysis Summary Discussion Questions and Activities Chapter Quiz Glossary ENDNOTES CHAPTER FIVE: From Topic to Purpose to Thesis Choosing a Topic Choosing a General Subject How to Choose a Subject Brainstorming General Purpose Specific Purpose Thesis Statement Special Benefits and Opportunities for Non-Native Speakers Cross Cultural View of Rhetoric Summary Discussion Questions and Activities Chapter Quiz Glossary ENDNOTES CHAPTER SIX: Research What is Research? Strange New Worlds Types of Research Material Primary and Secondary Sources Library Resources Using the Internet Interviewing Drawing on Your Own Knowledge and Abilities Developing a Research Plan Evaluating Resources Credibility Currency Purpose Managing information Citing Sources Summary Discussion Questions and Activities Chapter Quiz Glossary ENDNOTES CHAPTER SEVEN: Supporting Material Types of Supporting Material Facts Definitions Descriptions Explanations Examples Statistics Quotations Experts Laypeople Literature Comparisons Cultural Implications of Supporting Materials Summary Discussion Questions and Activities Chapter Quiz Glossary ENDNOTES CHAPTER EIGHT: Organizing the Speech Different Logics Preparation Outlines Organizing the Body Introductions and Conclusions The Speaking Outline Using Note Cards Practice Summary Discussion Questions and Activities Sample Preparation Outlines Sample Speaking Outline. Glossary ENDNOTES CHAPTER NINE: Using American English: A Review Pronunciation and Articulation Grammar Rules Choosing the Right Word Summary Exercises and Activities Glossary ENDNOTES CHAPTER TEN: Language Using Language Appropriately Oral versus Written Language Appropriate for the Rhetorical Situation Inappropriate Language Using Language Accurately Connotation and Denotation Indiscriminate Language Idioms, Figures of Speech, and Sayings Making Language Interesting Creating Vividness Creating Rhythm Creating a Personal Style Summary Discussion Questions and Activities Chapter Quiz Speech for Analysis Glossary ENDNOTES CHAPTER ELEVEN: Presentational Aids Purpose of Presentational Aids What to Use Choosing the Right Media Using Your Own Body Using the Audience Chalkboards/Whiteboards Handouts Posters Transparencies and Slides Audio/Visual Recordings Computer-Generated Presentations How to Use Presentational Aids Summary Discussion Questions and Activities Chapter Quiz Speeches for Analysis ENDNOTES CHAPTER TWELVE: Delivery Special Delivery Concerns of Non-Native Speakers Delivery Styles Vocal Aspects Non-vocal Aspects of Good Delivery Summary Discussion Questions and Activities Chapter Quiz ENDNOTES CHAPTER THIRTEEN: Informative and Special Occasion Speaking Informative Speeches Types of Informative Speeches Special Occasion Speeches Speeches of Introduction Speeches of Presentation and Acceptance Toasts Commemorative Speeches Summary Discussion Questions and Activities Chapter Quiz Speeches for Evaluation ENDNOTES CHAPTER FOURTEEN: Persuasion Significance of Persuasion Types of persuasion Making a Persuasive Argument: Logos, Ethos, Pathos, & Mythos Differences in Persuasive Style Avoiding Common Errors in Reasoning: Logical Fallacies Summary Conclusion Discussion Questions and Activities Chapter Quiz Speeches for Evaluation Glossary ENDNOTES
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: ALLYN & BACON
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 2007
Seitenanzahl: 387 Seiten