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Sex differences in voice onset time : a developmental study of phonetic context effects in British English

Whiteside, S.P., Henry, L. and Dobbin, R. (2004) Sex differences in voice onset time : a developmental study of phonetic context effects in British English. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 116 (2). pp. 1179-1183. ISSN 0001-4966

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Abstract

Voice onset time (VOT) data for the plosives /p b t d k g/ in two vowel contexts (/i a/) for 5 groups of 46 boys and girls aged 5;8 to 13;2 years were investigated to examine patterns of sex differences. Results indicated that there was some evidence of females displaying longer VOT values than the males. In addition, these were found to be most marked for the data of the 13;2-year olds. Furthermore, the sex differences in the VOT values displayed phonetic context effects. For example, the greatest sex differences were observed for the voiceless plosives, and within the context of the vowel /i/.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: Copyright © 2004 Acoustical Society of America. This is an author produced version of a paper subsequently published in The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health (Sheffield) > Department of Human Communication Sciences (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Repository Officer
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2007
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2013 16:51
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.1768256
Status: Published
Publisher: Acoustical Society of America
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1121/1.1768256
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/1943

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