Identification of speaker sex from one vowel across a range of fundamental frequencies.

@article{Honorof2010IdentificationOS,
  title={Identification of speaker sex from one vowel across a range of fundamental frequencies.},
  author={Douglas N. Honorof and Douglas H. Whalen},
  journal={The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America},
  year={2010},
  volume={128 5},
  pages={3095-104}
}
To identify a speaker's sex, listeners may rely on sex-based differences in average fundamental frequency (F0), but overlap in male and female F0 ranges undermines such judgments. To test accuracy of sex-identification throughout the F0 range, listeners were asked to judge sex based on audio recordings of /ɑ/ spoken on a number of overlapping steady F0s by 10 male and 10 female English speakers. In general, listeners performed above chance (71.6% correct). However, near range extrema, listeners… CONTINUE READING

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