Speaker Essays

Professional Speaker

Our speaker, Dr. Derek R. Lane, Associate Dean of the College of Communications & Information Studies presented on June 27, 2008 this report to educate the University of Kentucky on the need to reinvent undergraduate education. The University of Kentucky has a dream to make it the University of Kentucky Dynasty that means the University is aspiring more improvements and developments for the University especially for the undergraduates. From the presentation, we can see how the University is performing in…

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Tribute Speech

There were too much unimportant details in the speech so the focus was partly removed from the subject of the speech. It should have focused more on the person being introduced and the identifying details about the person instead of mentioning elements that were somehow, distantly related to the main focus. For instance, many of the details mentioned would have been unnecessary already such as those pertaining to other people. 2. The delivery was too fast. At certain points, the…

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Turns with Lag_ Silences and Pauses

In interpreted conversations, speakers experience and perceive natural kinds of silences and unusual kinds of silences which emerge directly from the interaction of an interpreted event. one unusual type of silence during an interpreted conversation can develop when participants hear or see unintelligible speech or watch а signed language. Silence can also occur, as it might in ordinary conversations, from personal or purposeful acts that interrupt conversation. Part of each person’s conversational style is а tolerance for how much silence…

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Leading Speaker

Although newborns can detect and orient toward laterally presented sound soon after birth, motor behaviour eliciting procedures should take into consideration the immaturity of the cortical structures of the auditory system, which is believed to be involved in complex temporal processing. For instance, Clifton et al 46 tested the “precedence effect” phenomenon on newborns, in which a sound is presented from two loudspeakers located in opposite sides of the infant and one speaker is leading the other by a few…

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