Development of a Gender Difference in Voice Onset Time
2004 (English)In: Proceedings of the 10th Australian International Conference on Speech Science & Technology, 2004Conference paper (Refereed)
This paper investigates the effect of gender on voice onset time distribution at three stages of speech development. Two subject groups consisting of children, aged approximately 3 and 9 years, were compared to adult speakers regarding voice onset time of initial plosives. The results showed significant gender effects in the aspirated plosives in the young subjects that were not present in the plosives produced by adults. It is hypothesised that the effect of gender at the earlier stages of develpment may be due to the differences in airflow intensity and variability.
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General Language Studies and Linguistics General Language Studies and Linguistics Gender Studies
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-13080OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-13080DiVA: diva2:152751