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Are Measured Differences Between the Formants of Men, Women and Children Due to F0 Differences?

  • Dieter Maurer (a1), Norman Cook (a1), Theodor Landis (a1) and Christian d'Heureuse (a1)

Formant measurements show sex and age differences in the formant patterns of a single vowel category. Comparisons of the formant frequency values of men, women and children indicate low, middle and high values, respectively (Chiba & Kajiyama 1941, Potter & Steinberg 1950, Peterson & Barney 1952). The differences are found for all vowel categories, and they have generally been interpreted as a consequence of different vocal tract size.

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