The VoQS System for the Transcription of Voice Quality

  title={The VoQS System for the Transcription of Voice Quality},
  author={Martin John Ball and John H. Esling and Craig J Dickson},
  journal={Journal of the International Phonetic Association},
  pages={71 - 80}
While the history of interest in voice quality dates back at least as far as Henry Sweet (e.g. 1890), there was for many years little agreement on how to classify voice quality or how to transcribe it as part of a phonetic transcription. Indeed, there is not even agreement on precisely what the term covers in that it is often restricted to aspects of voice quality derived from vocal fold activity, rather than the fuller meaning which encompasses features derived from supralaryngeal settings of… 

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