Methodological variables affecting phonational frequency range in adults

A. R. Reich, R. R. Frederickson, J. A. Mason, R. S. Schlauch

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Abstract

This study examined the effects of selected elicitation variables on phonational frequency (F(o)) range in normal adults. Twenty men and 20 women responded to five audiotaped tone conditions: (a) discrete steps, (b) slow steps, (c) fast steps, (d) slow glissando, and (e) fast glissando. These stimuli were devised to elicit each person's maximal and minimal F(o). All elicitation conditions evoked a significantly higher maximal F(o) and a significantly larger F(o) range (in both hertz and semitones) than did the discrete-steps condition. Fast steps produced a significantly higher minimal F(o) than did fast glissando. Both slow glissando and fast glissando yielded a significantly larger F(o) range in semitones than did fast steps. Finally, the women demonstrated a significantly larger F(o) range (in hertz but not semitones) than did the men.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)124-131
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Speech and Hearing Disorders
Volume55
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990

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