Acoustic correlates for perceived effort levels in male and female acted voices.

  title={Acoustic correlates for perceived effort levels in male and female acted voices.},
  author={Mary Pietrowicz and Mark A. Hasegawa-Johnson and Karrie Karahalios},
  journal={The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America},
  volume={142 2},
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