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Laryngealized Phonation (’Vocal Fry’) in Speakers of New Zealand English: Two Contrastive Case Studies
International Journal of Language and Linguistics
Volume 4, Issue 3, May 2016, Pages: 128-132
Received: Apr. 11, 2016; Accepted: May 4, 2016; Published: May 20, 2016
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Eva Maria Leuf, Department of Languages, Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
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Laryngealized phonation, also known as glottalized phonation or vocal fry, has recently received increased research attention as it represents a socio-phonetic marker that characterizes young urban women’s speech. So far, all studies have focussed on speakers of American English and it has been shown that college-aged female students make use of laryngealized phonation in particular to mark the end of sentences. The present study is the first to investigate speakers of New Zealand English to determine whether laryngealized phonation is also a feature of the New Zealand variant of English and to identify possible functional aspects of laryngealized phonation.
Laryngealized Phonation, Glottalized Phonation, New Zealand English, Narrative Discourse
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Eva Maria Leuf, Laryngealized Phonation (’Vocal Fry’) in Speakers of New Zealand English: Two Contrastive Case Studies, International Journal of Language and Linguistics. Vol. 4, No. 3, 2016, pp. 128-132. doi: 10.11648/j.ijll.20160403.16
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