Proposal Title

Acoustic Variables that Contribute to Listener Perceptions of Speaker Gender with Transexual Individuals

Topic

transexual, transgender, acoustics, speaker, voice, listener, perception

Description

A major concern of individuals undergoing the process of transitioning from one sex to another is the perception of their own voice and its portrayal of their authentic gender. Our presentation aims to review the concepts and acoustic variables that contribute to listener perceptions of speaker gender, particularly with transexual individuals. The audience will understand the significant characteristics that play a part in listener perception of speaker gender; most notably, the role of fundamental frequency and resonance.

Location

Simpson Room, Upchurch University Center, Room 313

Start Date

4-23-2019 4:10 PM

End Date

4-23-2019 5:00 PM

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Acoustic Variables that Contribute to Listener Perceptions of Speaker Gender with Transexual Individuals

Simpson Room, Upchurch University Center, Room 313

A major concern of individuals undergoing the process of transitioning from one sex to another is the perception of their own voice and its portrayal of their authentic gender. Our presentation aims to review the concepts and acoustic variables that contribute to listener perceptions of speaker gender, particularly with transexual individuals. The audience will understand the significant characteristics that play a part in listener perception of speaker gender; most notably, the role of fundamental frequency and resonance.