Vocal Fry as a Phonational Register The purpose of this research was to test the hypothesis that vocal fry is a separate phonational register: specifically, whether or not the range of fundamental frequencies associated with vocal fry falls below the range of frequencies associated with the modal register. The frequency limits of the modal and falsetto ... Research Article
Research Article  |   September 01, 1968
Vocal Fry as a Phonational Register
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Harry Hollien
    University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
  • John F. Michel
    University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
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Research Article   |   September 01, 1968
Vocal Fry as a Phonational Register
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, September 1968, Vol. 11, 600-604. doi:10.1044/jshr.1103.600
History: Received December 15, 1967
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, September 1968, Vol. 11, 600-604. doi:10.1044/jshr.1103.600
History: Received December 15, 1967

The purpose of this research was to test the hypothesis that vocal fry is a separate phonational register: specifically, whether or not the range of fundamental frequencies associated with vocal fry falls below the range of frequencies associated with the modal register. The frequency limits of the modal and falsetto registers, as well as those for vocal fry, were obtained from 12 males and 11 females. The results provide data that demonstrate vocal fry to be a register as specified.

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