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Voice Quality And Gender Identification: Acoustic And Perceptual Analysis

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dc.contributor.author Cain Porter, Courtney
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-09T18:50:43Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-09T18:50:43Z
dc.date.issued 2012-07-09
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10222/15065
dc.description The voice is a fundamental method of communication and as such, helps in our efforts to define our identity. Projection of the appropriate voice is crucially important to transgender individuals in transition for acceptance as their identified gender. This study attempts to identify and examine the relationship between acoustic measurements of voice quality and the perception of speaker gender from audio recordings, including the male-to-female transgender voice, based on several acoustic properties that have been identified by previous studies. Recordings of female, male and transgender voices were acoustically analyzed for properties relating to differences in voice quality between men and women. Listeners then identified the gender of the recorded voices, with the intention of evaluating which voices are perceived as either male or female along with a corresponding rating of masculinity or femininity. What acoustic measurements of voice quality cue listeners to gender and do they correlate with gender perception? en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject voice quality en_US
dc.subject transgender voice en_US
dc.subject breathiness en_US
dc.subject acoustic measurements en_US
dc.subject gender perception en_US
dc.title Voice Quality And Gender Identification: Acoustic And Perceptual Analysis en_US
dc.date.defence 2012-06-19
dc.contributor.department School of Human Communication Disorders en_US
dc.contributor.degree Master of Science en_US
dc.contributor.external-examiner N/A en_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinator Dr. Joy Armson en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-reader Dr. Joy Armson en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-reader Glen Nowell en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisor Dr. Michael Kiefte en_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approval Received en_US
dc.contributor.manuscripts Not Applicable en_US
dc.contributor.copyright-release Not Applicable en_US

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