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Young women and language

Postby Perry Lassiter » Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:26 pm

Today's NYT has an interesting article on young women's influence on language development: ... terns.html

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Postby Slava » Tue Feb 28, 2012 2:09 pm

Nice article, thanks Perry. I'd never heard of vocal fry before. Shouldn't that be some kind of Southern cooking?
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Postby bnjtokyo » Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:54 am

I have never heard of "vocal fry" either, but then the article mentioned "creaky voice."

See Ladefoged, "A Course in Phonetics" pg. 128 for a photo of the vocal folds producing creaky voice (also called "laryngealization") together a description of its mechanism of articulation (pg 129). Very interesting.

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