Formant frequencies of RP monophthongs in four age groups of speakers

@article{Hawkins2005FormantFO,
  title={Formant frequencies of RP monophthongs in four age groups of speakers},
  author={Sarah Hawkins and Jonathan Midgley},
  journal={Journal of the International Phonetic Association},
  year={2005},
  volume={35},
  pages={183 - 199}
}
This study describes the frequencies of the first two formants of monophthongs produced by male RP speakers in four age groups: aged 20–25, 35–40, 50–55, and 65–73 years in 2001. The eleven monophthongs were spoken in /hVd/ contexts by five men in each age group. The eleven words, together with nineteen filler words chosen to distract attention from the purpose of the experiment, were randomized four times and read by each speaker in citation form, for a total of 880 items. F1 and F2… Expand
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