How does the perceived gender of a speaker's voice interact with the gender associated with words?
While English doesn't have much grammatical gender, speakers still associate some words and concepts with a gender (e.g., strong, truck, punch vs. dainty, flower, bake). Listeners also perceive speakers' genders through their voices. This study investigates how the perceived gender of a person's voice influences their word-gender associations and vice-versa -- and how the gender experience of listeners affects their rating patterns.
The preliminary results are fascinating! See the poster link below.
Presentations (*student author):
- *Kirby, A. (2023, April). Voice-gender effects on word gender. Poster, Undergraduate Research Symposium, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK.
Students & Collaborators:
- Athena Kirby
- Tori Courouleau (OSU Audiologist)
Data and materials: