Presentation 1999/10/15
Gender differences in fundamental frequency in focused words: A case from Japanese
Kyoko Nagao,
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Abstract(in English) In Japanese, focus is realized mainly by increasing fundamental frequencies. In Sociolinguistics, it is well-known that Japanese female tend to employ higher frequencies within their pitch range. However, previous research has been done independently in each field. The present study was done to examine interactions of focus and gender. The utterances by the six speakers of Tokyo were analyzed. Although most of the words were lengthened their duration, no gender differences were found. As for fundamental frequencies, similar amounts of increase were observed. Viewed from the differences of pitch range, this suggests that female speakers increased less than males did.
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Keyword(in English) Focus / fundamental frequency / gender differences / Japanese
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Title (in English) Gender differences in fundamental frequency in focused words: A case from Japanese
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Keyword(1) Focus
Keyword(2) fundamental frequency
Keyword(3) gender differences
Keyword(4) Japanese
1st Author's Name Kyoko Nagao
1st Author's Affiliation Konan University, Graduate school, Department of Humanities()
Date 1999/10/15
Paper # TL99-18
Volume (vol) vol.99
Number (no) 353
Page pp.pp.-
#Pages 8
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