Gender and the Integration of Acoustic Dimensions of Prosody: Implications for Clinical Studies

  title={Gender and the Integration of Acoustic Dimensions of Prosody: Implications for Clinical Studies},
  author={Mary Fitzsimons and Noirin Sheahan and Hugh Staunton},
  journal={Brain and Language},
This study was conducted to detect the existence of a relationship between spectral and temporal prosodic cues and to examine gender differences in any such relationship. The rationale for the investigation was to gain a greater understanding of normal prosody and the requirements for control groups in clinical studies of prosody. Ten male and 10 female speakers with no known speech or neurological deficits participated in the study. They performed a reading task which involved delivering 10… 

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