Max Apple writes for FT Magazine about his daughter and the technology that enables her to speak:
As a teacher, I use the word “voice” to suggest the individuality of a particular literary work. Voice encompasses vocabulary as well as rhythm and tone; a voice has a characteristic pattern of phrases and pauses. As you read this, you are in the presence of my voice, my attempt to line up words so that they might constitute meaning. As a writer I know what voice is; as a father I am constantly learning.
Max was my mentor in college, and it’s always a pleasure to read his work. If you like this, I recommend you read his most recent story collection.