First Advisor

Mary E. Gordon

Date of Publication

1978

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.) in Speech: Emphasis in Speech Pathology/Audiology

Department

Speech Communication

Language

English

Subjects

Esophageal speech, Speech perception

DOI

10.15760/etd.2842

Physical Description

1 online resource (57 p.)

Abstract

This study proposed to determine if male and female esophageal voices were rated in the same manner by naïve listeners. Answers to the following questions were sought:

  1. Is there a difference in the social acceptability ratings given to female esophageal voices compared to male esophageal voices, when the speakers are matched for speaking ability?
  2. Does a relationship exist between the fundamental frequencies of female esophageal voices and ratings of social acceptability given by naïve listeners?
  3. Does a relationship exist between the fundamental frequencies of male esophageal voices and ratings of social acceptability given by naïve listeners?
  4. Do male and female naïve listeners rate female esophageal voices similarly?

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