The human voice: the story of a talent

Book Cover
Average Rating
Author:
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Pub. Plc,
Pub. Date:
2006.
Language:
English
Description
Dazzling and groundbreaking, the first book to explore something so fundamental that most of us take it for granted. What is more amazing about the voice: its central importance to human society, or our widespread disregard for it? From an early age we are taught to think about what we say, what we do, what we wear--not about how we sound. In fact, Karpf points out, we are overlooking one of the primary things people notice about us. The voice is more than a conduit for language: the moment you open your mouth and start to speak, even if it's only to read from the phone book, your voice reveals, with remarkable accuracy, not only your sex, but your size, height, weight, and physique, and your health, education, mood, and social status. It tells your listener whether you are to be trusted, respected, or dismissed. And only the modulation of your voice makes you comprehensible at all: transgress the normal codes of volume, pause, and pitch, and you can entirely sabotage conversations, turning sense into nonsense. The culmination of years of research by acclaimed journalist, sociologist, and radio broadcaster Anne Karpf, The Human Voice is an utterly fascinating book on a universal subject. Karpf's groundbreaking investigation uncovers the powerful messages that lie not just in what we say, but how we say it, and will make you hear the voices around you as if with new ears.
More Details
ISBN:
9781582342993
Also in This Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID77a1b675-2736-29d1-e632-8401baf27e9a
Grouping Titlehuman voice the story of a talent
Grouping Authorkarpf anne
Grouping Categorybook
Last Grouping Update2019-12-23 16:11:46PM
Last Indexed2020-01-25 04:44:02AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
authorKarpf, Anne.
author_displayKarpf, Anne
available_at_arlingtonCentral
collection_arlingtonAdult Nonfiction
detailed_location_arlingtonCentral Adult Nonfiction
display_description
format_arlingtonBook
format_category_arlingtonBooks
id77a1b675-2736-29d1-e632-8401baf27e9a
isbn9781582342993
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:.b13282621.i12570138Central Adult Nonfiction808.5 KARPF1falsefalseOn ShelfNov 26, 2017can
itype_arlingtonHardback
last_indexed2020-01-25T09:44:02.437Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formNon Fiction
literary_form_fullNon Fiction
local_callnumber_arlington808.5 KARPF
owning_library_arlingtonArlington Public Library
Aurora Hills
Central
Cherrydale
Columbia Pike
Connection Crystal City
Detention Center
Glencarlyn
Local History
Plaza
Shirlington
Westover
owning_location_arlingtonCentral
primary_isbn9781582342993
publishDate2006
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:.b13282621BookBooksEnglishBloomsbury Pub. Plc, 2006.xi, 399 pages ; 24
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_arlington
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b13282621.i12570138On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue9999
subject_facetElocution
Voice
Voice -- Social aspects
title_displayThe human voice : the story of a talent
title_fullThe human voice : the story of a talent / by Anne Karpf
title_shortThe human voice
title_subthe story of a talent