Acoustic correlates of perceived versus actual sexual orientation in men's speech.

  title={Acoustic correlates of perceived versus actual sexual orientation in men's speech.},
  author={Sue Ellen Linville},
  journal={Folia phoniatrica et logopaedica : official organ of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics},
  volume={50 1},
The purpose of this study was to explore possible differences in the speech patterns of gay and straight men, both as a function of perceived and actual sexual orientation. Tape recordings of monologue readings from 5 openly gay men and 4 straight men were played to 25 listeners for judgments of perceived sexual orientation. Monologues were analyzed in terms of /s/ duration, /s/ peak frequency, modal speaking fundamental frequency, speech rate, and long-term average speech spectra. Listeners… CONTINUE READING
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