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Unformatted text preview: Pauses-strategic elements of a speech used to enhance meaning by providing a type of punctuation emphasizing a point, drawing attention to a key thought, or allowing listeners a moment to contemplate Vocal variety-the variation of volume, pitch, rate, and pauses to create an effective delivery Pronunciation-the formation of word sounds Articulation-the clarity or forcefulness with which sounds are made, regardless of whether they are pronounced correctly Dialects-subcultural variations of the mainstream pronunciation and articulation of a language Mumbling-slurring words together at a very low level of volume and pitch so that they are barely audible Lazy speech-a poor speech habit in which the speaker fails to properly articulate words...
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- Summer '08