Male voices and perceived sexual orientation: An experimental and theoretical approach

@article{Smyth2003MaleVA,
  title={Male voices and perceived sexual orientation: An experimental and theoretical approach},
  author={Ron Smyth and Greg Jacobs and Henry Rogers},
  journal={Language in Society},
  year={2003},
  volume={32},
  pages={329 - 350}
}
This article describes the development of a data bank of 25 male voices spanning the range from very gay-sounding to very straight-sounding, according to listener ratings. These ratings allowed the researchers to examine the effects of different discourse types (scientific, dramatic, and spontaneous) and listener groups (gay males vs. a mix of males and females of unknown sexual orientation) on how listeners perceived the voices. The effects of lexical and pragmatic content were explored by a… 

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