Effect of devocalization
of the male on mating behavior in rats.
An Oregon Court of Appeals on Wednesday ordered a couple to surgically remove their pet dogs' vocal cords through a procedure known as "debarking" or "devocalization
." The court ruling came in response to a lawsuit filed by the couple's neighbors who said the pets' "incessant barking" had been annoying them for more than a decade.
of logos," in which voices have beendevalued
(22) Echo's cruel fate--first losing the ability to speak with her own voice, then becoming entirely disembodied, existing only as sonorous echo--is a narrative of women's own devocalization
and disembodiment by Western metaphysics.
"Convenience surgeries like devocalization
and de-clawing don't keep them in good homes.
In July, the nation's largest chain of animal hospitals, with more than 730 locations and 2,000 veterinarians, announced that it will no longer perform ear cropping, tail docking, or devocalization
Syllabification also aids in the demarcation of vowel glides from double vowels, and helps draw attention to instances of apocopation and devocalization
. Single consonants, with the exception of /n/, always are linked to an associated vowel that follows it.
After illustrating her re-conception of the voice with Italo Calvino's story "A King Listens," Cavarero begins the first of three sections, "How Logos Lost its Voice." Nine subdivisions compose her analysis of the breakdown of the voice throughout history: "The Voice of Jacob" presents as catalyst for an inquiry of the Biblical story of Jacob and Esau; "'Saying,' Instead of the 'Said'" explores Emmanuel Levinas's treatment of breath and voice; and "The Devocalization
of Logos" and "The Voice of the Soul" address Aristotle's concept of voice as that which distinguishes humans from animals.
The bill to ban dog devocalization
surgery, also known as "debarking" or "bark softening," is based on lies.
The first resides in a conception of singing as moving the audience's feelings even if it does not capture the meaning of text, taking for granted Koestenbaum's assumptions and reading them back in light of the previously discussed devocalization
of the Sirens; and the second resides in the misogynist libretti, following Clement's thesis of opera as the "undoing of women" (138-40).
BOSTON - A legislative bill banning a controversial surgery that would prevent dogs from barking was overwhelmingly approved by the House of Representatives yesterday.The bill, HR 344, to ban devocalization
of dogs, also called "de-barking," passed by a vote of 155-1, according to state Rep.
The bill, HR 344, which would ban devocalization
of dogs - a controversial procedure performed to quiet dogs that bark excessively - was approved last year by the House Judiciary Committee and referred in October to the three-member House Committee on Bills in the Third Reading, of which Mr.