15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS-15)

Barcelona, Spain
August 3-9, 2003


Sex and Gender Differences in Glaswegian /s/

Jane Stuart-Smith (1), Claire Timmins (1), Alan A. Wrench (2)

(1) University of Glasgow, UK
(2) Queen Margaret University College, UK

This paper presents the results of an acoustic analysis of /s/ as produced by a socially-stratified sample of 31 speakers of Glaswegian. Single spectral and whole spectrum measures together confirm a consistent effect of sex, whilst interactions of age and class in the same measures suggest that acoustic patterns indexical of gender are also present.

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Bibliographic reference.  Stuart-Smith, Jane / Timmins, Claire / Wrench, Alan A. (2003): "Sex and gender differences in Glaswegian /s/", In ICPhS-15, 1851-1854.