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WEBINAR #22: Formality and Informality in Speech

July 10, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


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

Please join us Wednesday, July 10, 2019 12 noon [PDT]/3pm [EDT]  forFormality and Informality in Speech: Values in Speech Straining” 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 deeper examine 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. 

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. As Dudley acknowledged, it seemed necessary 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”.

The Registration fee is $10 to cover hosting costs. 

All webinars are recorded, so, if you can’t attend live, you can still register and watch at your convenience!

Once a month, every member of the KTS community is invited to connect, collaborate, and share all things KTS related.  If you have taken Experiencing Speech or have been introduced to fundamental Experiencing Speech practices, or if you are interested in this aspect of the work, this webinar is for you!  Your KTS questions, solutions, phobias, phenomena, details, observations, obsessions, and fancies are all invited to the conversation. Our aim for the Webinar Series is to keep us connected on a regular basis, sustain our KTS conversations, and strengthen our growing KTS community.

Our webinars were inspired by VASTA’s forum on “Things that Work.”


Wanna Lead a Webinar?

We welcome volunteer facilitators and lead presenters for our monthly webinars.  Is there a topic you would like to research and/or share your experience on? Would this be a useful line item on your CV?  Contact the KTS Webinar Series organizers Cynthia DeCure and Nathan Crocker at ktswebinars@gmail.com to schedule you as a KTS webinar facilitator.


July 10, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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United States


Nathan Crocker
Cynthia DeCure


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