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    Passive Voice

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    highly impactful on perception. Alexandra Frazer and Michelle Miller noted in their article Double Standards in Sentence Structure: Passive Voice in Narratives Describing Domestic Violence, Structuring sentences in a way that emphasizes women’s causal role in such violence, while deemphasizing men’s role, may be one of several mechanisms by which writers and speakers express their attitudes about gender, sex, and power. These mechanisms include the use of erotic rather than violent terminology in rape trials (Bavelas & Coates, 2001), passive-voice use in rape descriptions (Bohner, 2001; Henley et al., 1995), and victim-blaming language in descriptions of rape (Kanekar, Kolsawalla, & D’Souza, 1981). Such expressions may in turn shape whether readers and listeners interpret these acts as voluntary acts of violence against an undeserving victim or as unfortunate experiences that women—at least in part—bring on themselves. (Frazer & Miller, 2008, p.70) Studies show that writers typically prefer the passive voice over active voice twice as often to describe male-on-female violence,…

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    Voice of America Radio: Voice of America, otherwise known as the “voice”, is a government funded news source that provides radio, television, and internet broadcasts around the world. The Voice has successfully created dialogue and promoted liberty abroad since its beginning in the 1940s. It is important to understand the history of Voice of America in order to completely understand its impact. Voice of America was established in 1942 as a radio station that explained America’s policies…

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    Batman Voice

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    Listeners gather information from a speaker’s voice that they then relate to certain personality types and social statuses. However, most of the information received represents the stereotypes people impose on specific voice qualities. How does this relate to an actor’s portrayal of a fictional character? Both John Reese from the TV series, Person of Interest (P.O.I) and Bruce Wayne/Batman from The Dark Knight trilogy (TDK) possess similar voices but they also reflect the anti-hero/vigilante…

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    Strained Voice

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    Strained Voice (Vocal Cords) Overview- We rely on our voices to inform, persuade, and interact with other people. For this, a disorder of phonation may prove very limiting, interfering with the ability to communicate with normal daily activities. “Dysphonia " is the medical term used for Strained Voice to indicate a generic voice alteration, qualitative or quantitative, temporary or permanent, structural or functional origin of one or more organs involved in the spoken speech. This alteration…

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    Voice Evaluation Report

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    Voice Evaluation Identifying Information The patient is a 60-year-old, male, high school sociology teacher with a 14-month history of progressive dysphonia. The patient was diagnosed with a large substernal thyroid by a laryngologist and underwent thyroidectomy surgery 7 months ago. The patient notes that voice problems have persisted for about a year. The patient reports that prior to the thyroid surgery, his voice problems were more severe than his current voice quality. Immediately after…

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    Advantages Of Single Voice

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    Coherent identity and single voice Through the human history, human beings have been establishing their own cultures in various ways. Since the ancient times, human developed the way how they can survive themselves and it made people to be together. By the time goes, people established community and it formed as the ‘country’. When the country formed in formal way, people started sharing their opinions, rules, instructions, and even their life styles. Among this processes, it has been settled as…

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    Voice Intonation Essay

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    Summary In theory, the researchers main goal in this study was to establish if there was a correlation in the intonation of someone’s voice and the desire to influence another individual to buy a product or answer a set of questions. How willing are we to just listen to someone based on the pitch or tone of their voice? Our brains don’t have any visual cues to know if we can trust this person or not, so that’s why when companies are trying to sell you something, they should be very particular on…

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    American Voice American Voice is characterized by the theme of brave and how they take on one of the greatest armies in the world. And they’re strong because they won the war against the British. And hard workers because they build the United State Of America. The American voice is characterized by the theme of Brave. This is demonstrated in Patrick Henry, speech “Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death”.This ideas is also found in “which our enemy can send against us”. This support the…

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    A voice is an attribute that many people take for granted. A person’s voice can be large and loud or could be soft and small; but we all have a voice inside. All voices are important and fragile to an extent, but the most fragile is a child’s voice. Sometimes a voice is all a child has. Many things can affect a child’s voice, for the positive and for the negative. Negative influences and events can change or kill a child’s voice forever. Life altering events such as abuse, and neglect are…

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    hormones affect the voice? Amir, O., Kishon-Rabin, L., & Muchnik, C. (2002). The effect of oral contraceptives on voice. Journal of Voice, 16(2), 267-273. doi: 10.1016/s0892-1997(02)00096-6 A group of ten women were evaluated in this study. They were divided into two groups, five who use birth control pills and five who do not use birth control pills. The young women were between 22-23 years of age. The researchers divided each participant’s menstrual cycle into six equal intervals, which were 4…

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