The Effects of Fundamental Frequency Level on Voice Onset Time in Normal Adult Male Speakers The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of fundamental frequency (F0) on stop consonant voice onset time (VOT). VOT was measured from the recordings of 56 young men reading phrases containing all 6 English voiced and voiceless stops in word-initial position across high-, medium-, and low-F0 levels. ... Research Article
Research Article  |   October 01, 2005
The Effects of Fundamental Frequency Level on Voice Onset Time in Normal Adult Male Speakers
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Christopher R. McCrea
    Florida State University, Tallahassee
  • Corresponding author: e-mail: mccrea@etsu.edu
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Speech, Voice & Prosody / Speech / Research Articles
Research Article   |   October 01, 2005
The Effects of Fundamental Frequency Level on Voice Onset Time in Normal Adult Male Speakers
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, October 2005, Vol. 48, 1013-1024. doi:10.1044/1092-4388(2005/069)
History: Received August 7, 2004 , Revised December 17, 2004 , Accepted April 4, 2005
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, October 2005, Vol. 48, 1013-1024. doi:10.1044/1092-4388(2005/069)
History: Received August 7, 2004; Revised December 17, 2004; Accepted April 4, 2005
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The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of fundamental frequency (F0) on stop consonant voice onset time (VOT). VOT was measured from the recordings of 56 young men reading phrases containing all 6 English voiced and voiceless stops in word-initial position across high-, medium-, and low-F0 levels. Separate analyses of variance for the voiced and voiceless stops revealed no significant main effect for F0 for the voiced stops but a significant F0 effect for the voiceless stops. Across the voiceless stops, productions at high F0s displayed significantly shorter VOTs than productions at low or mid F0s. The findings indicated that researchers must take into account the F0 level at which voiceless stop VOT is measured.

Acknowledgments
We would like to thank Judy Grayhack and Raymond Linville for their helpful comments on an earlier version of this manuscript.
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