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The Bigger Picture

By Benjamin Munson


Men and women's spoken language differs from one another on a number of dimensions – Pragmatic, lexical, syntactic, etc. etc. etc. – Phonetic. These differences are pervasive in the speech signal, in consonants, vowels, and higher-level prosodic organization There is a growing consensus that gendered phonetic variants are… – Not the mere consequence of laryngeal and vocal-tract differences between men and women – Linguistically and culturally specific – Learned • When do children learn them? How do they express gender? • This is what I'm interested in, as part of a broader research program examining relationships between speaker-attribute perception and the perception of other types of linguistic information through speech This presentation is available a

Year: 2011
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