Influence of gender and environmental setting on voice onset time

Michael Robb, Harvey Gilbert, Jay Lerman

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Abstract

The influence of gender and environmental setting on voice onset time (VOT) was examined. Participants produced six stop consonants paired with three vowels in a consonant + vowel (CV) context. Recordings were made when participants were seated inside a sound booth (laboratory setting) and outside a sound booth (non-laboratory setting). Results of the analysis for VOT and CV duration indicated that females produced voiceless stops with significantly longer VOT durations than males in both settings. Both gender groups produced CV tokens with significantly longer duration in the laboratory setting; however, females continued to produce CV tokens with longer duration in the non-laboratory setting. Findings suggest that differences in the vocal anatomy between genders may account for some but not all differences in temporal measures of speech production. Sociophonetic factors, such as speaking style, may also contribute to gender differences in speaking behavior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)125-133
Number of pages9
JournalFolia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica
Volume57
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2005

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gender
speaking
recording
gender-specific factors
Anatomy
time
Consonant
Voice Onset Time
Group
Sound
Stop Consonants
Voiceless Stops
Gender Differences
Sociophonetics
Vowel Duration
Speech Production

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Speech and Hearing
  • LPN and LVN

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Robb, Michael ; Gilbert, Harvey ; Lerman, Jay. / Influence of gender and environmental setting on voice onset time. In: Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica. 2005 ; Vol. 57, No. 3. pp. 125-133.
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In: Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica, Vol. 57, No. 3, 01.03.2005, p. 125-133.

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