‘Vocal Fry’ in Young Women

Marissa Fessenden
‘Vocal Fry’ Creeping Into U.S. Speech
ScienceNOW
December 2011

found at
http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2011/12/vocal-fry-creeping-into-us-speec.html?ref=em&elq=11cd90bdd00946689a18da8a973d1987

Description
A study of young American women shows increasing use of a low pitch, chopped wave vocal pattern known as ‘vocal fry’. This article has a link to a sound file with an example. This pattern is the lowest of the speech registers, the other two being modal (normal) and falsetto.

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