Portland State University. Department of Speech Communication
Mary E. Gordon
Term of Graduation
Date of Publication
Master of Science (M.S.) in Speech Communication
Voice, African American women, Women
1 online resource (vi, 62 pages)
The purpose of this study was to make a comparative investigation of the voice quality of black and white women. A review of the literature revealed considerable research has been conducted in the area of black-white language differences in the United States, but very little research has been conducted regarding comparisons of voice quality of Blacks and Whites. The suggestion that certain voice qualities are more characteristic of Blacks or Whites when compared as groups led the writer to pursue the present investigation.
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Jacobs, Barbara Kuhl, "A Comparative Study of the Relative Incidence of Various Vocal Parameters Among Black and White College Females" (1975). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 2241.