In the beginning

Welcome to the Diction Domain! Whether you teach voice diction, sing in foreign languages, or just love language-related resources, you're in the right place.

The Domain includes books, websites, recordings, software, fonts and other materials and tools that are of use to singers learning to perform in various languages. The emphasis is on materials and resources of benefit to singers and teachers of vocal diction. A few representative (but in no way exhaustive) resources from related fields of spoken diction and linguistics are also included, in the hope they may provide further leads for vocal diction research. None of the lists in the Diction Domain should be considered to be all-inclusive or exhaustive--our goal is to provide a broad-based starting point for further study and investigation.

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