THE CALIFORNIA VOWEL SHIFT AND GAY IDENTITY

@inproceedings{Podesva2011THECV,
  title={THE CALIFORNIA VOWEL SHIFT AND GAY IDENTITY},
  author={Robert Podesva},
  year={2011}
}
Research on the acoustic correlates of sounding gay has underexamined the role of regional accent features like vowel quality. This article explores the potential connection between the California Vowel Shift (CVS) and gay identity by investigating intraspeaker vowel variation in the speech of one gay man from California (Regan). An acoustic analysis reveals significantly more shifted variants of four components of the CVS (fronting of BOOT and BOAT, raising of BAN, and backing of BAT) when… CONTINUE READING

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