Listeners' evaluations of voice quality in australian english speakers

Pittam J. (1987) Listeners' evaluations of voice quality in australian english speakers. Language and Speech, 30 2: 99-113. doi:10.1177/002383098703000201

Author Pittam J.
Title Listeners' evaluations of voice quality in australian english speakers
Journal name Language and Speech   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0023-8309
Publication date 1987-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/002383098703000201
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 30
Issue 2
Start page 99
End page 113
Total pages 15
Language eng
Subject 3310 Linguistics and Language
3312 Sociology and Political Science
1203 Design Practice and Management
3616 Speech and Hearing
Abstract Voice qualities function communicatively in various ways within social interactions. This study uses a matched guise technique, in which Australian speakers producing examples of breathy, creaky, nasal, tense, and whispery voices were evaluated by Australian and American listeners on the dimensions of status and solidarity. The major results indicated that high status was accorded to male tense voice, and high solidarity to female breathy voice. Both these results are in accordance with earlier studies. Nasal voice was evaluated low in status but somewhat higher on solidarity. Nasal voice has been associated with the non-standard “Broad Australian” speech variety. The last result, therefore, may indicate a type of accent loyalty, or be an example of the covert prestige accorded non-standard accents generally. No nationality of subject differences were found.
Keyword attitudinal responses
voice quality
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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