Gender differences in vowel duration in read Swedish: Preliminary results  

Christine Ericsdotter & Anna M. Ericsson

Proceedings of Fonetik 2001, the XIVth Swedish Phonetics Conference, Örenäs, May 30 - June 1, 2001. Working Papers, Department of Linguistics, Lund University 49: 34-37.


Swedish data from 9 subjects suggest that women use greater vowel duration contrasts than men do. The results are discussed with reference to research by Simpson (Simpson, 1998; Simpson, in press; Simpson, submitted) and his linguistic / biomechanical approach to the problem.

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