The difference between Diction and Pronunciation
Nowadays people tend to conceive diction for what it is not.
Diction only defines what is the right or wrong way to read, recite or sing something specific. Diction does not need to be understood as synonymous with Pronunciation or Phonation. Diction is always to do with communicating your own emotions in front of an audience. It is to do with the choice of words to use, without having anything to say about the pronunciation.
Let’s pay attention to the subtle difference that there is between vocabulary and a dictionary. Both are in written form, therefore implications linked to pronunciation are to be excluded, even though the more modern ones use the phonetic alphabet.
Once you understand this concept, it will be obvious to all that the clarity of pronunciation is crucial. In fact, in order to express your own emotions to others, the right energy and intention of the words must be given, without distorting the comprehensibility. Looking at this as a whole, to be clear it is not enough to correctly pronounce every word of a speech, but we must also live and manage all the individual moments of pause.
A fault of phonation or diction is always linked to poor muscle coordination of the various parts involved: there is a great difference between pronouncing a word clearly and thinking that you did!
In fact, all speech and diction is the work of unconscious processes, automatically, also outside of the conscious control of our brain. Because a person, if they regain their vocality, must make a clear pathway of training, entirely ignored by a large majority of professionals working in the vocality field.
For example, language plays the main role of articulation of words and almost all unprofessional modern teaching tends to limit mobility in truly difficult locations. It is obvious to anyone that limiting the mobility of the tongue will not be able to produce people who speak or sing with true clarity and comprehensibility.