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KTS Webinar 24: Formality and Informality in Speech – Part 2

November 18, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm



Please note that, due to a scheduling conflict, this Webinar is being rescheduled for next Monday, November 18 at 3pm PST/6pm EST.  Because of the inconvenience, we will be making it a free Webinar.  If you have already registered, your fee will be refunded.  We ask that you still sign up through the ktspeechwork.org event page.  Thank you!

Please join us on Monday, November 18, 2019 at 3pm PT/6pm ET for our next Webinar on “Formality and Informality in Speech: Part 2!” hosted by KTS co-founder Phil Thompson.

When we talk of speech and speech training as a discipline, it’s easy to assume an agreement between teacher and student about what these terms mean.  But as we examine more deeply what our goals and values might be in this regard, things can become quite complicated. Our ideas of what it means to be understood by an audience in acoustically challenging spaces may often be underscored by a whole history of assumptions, biases, personal experiences and attitudes about speech  that make our seemingly straightforward goal of intelligibility a bit more complex. 

As Dudley wrote, it’s useful for our propositions to be “examined regularly, poked at occasionally to enliven them, soundly thrashed if required, rearranged when necessary, dusted off, polished, and generally looked after.” In this Webinar, Phil seeks to lay out this cluster of ideas around KTS terms and  approaches to Intelligibility, Linguistic Detail, Formal and Informal Speech, and subject them to a bit of loving interrogation.

In our last encounter with these ideas Phil Thompson shared some of  his thoughts on this topic.

This time he’s like to open up the conversation to discuss any thoughts or questions the KTS community might have. 

**As a way of facilitating the conversation please add your questions to a KTS Google document that will be sent to you once you’ve registered.**


The Registration fee is waived for this webinar! You can register here:  https://ktspeechwork.org/event/kts-webinar-24-formality-and-informality-in-speech-part-2/

All webinars are recorded, so, if you can’t attend live, you can still register and watch at your convenience! If you are interested in attending this Webinar, but missed Part 1, don’t worry!  You can receive the video link, and all of Phil’s supplemental materials, by sending $10 to knightthompsonspeechwork@gmail.com thru PayPal.  If you have any questions about this process, please reach out to the same address, or ktswebinars@gmail.com, and we will happily walk you through it.  

Questions? Contact KTS Webinar Organizers Cynthia DeCure and Nathan Crocker at ktswebinars@gmail.com.


November 18, 2019
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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United States