Sex differences in voice onset time: A developmental study of phonetic context effects in British English

Sandra P. Whiteside, Luisa Henry, Rachel Dobbin
2004 Journal of the Acoustical Society of America  
Voice onset time (VOT) data for the plosives /p b t d k / in two vowel contexts (/i /) for 5 groups of 46 boys and girls aged 5;8 to 13;2 years were investigated to examine patterns of sex differences. Results indicated that there was some evidence of females displaying longer VOT values than the males. In addition, these were found to be most marked for the data of the 13;2-year olds. Furthermore, the sex differences in the VOT values displayed phonetic context effects. For example, the
more » ... est sex differences were observed for the voiceless plosives, and within the context of the vowel /i/.
doi:10.1121/1.1768256 pmid:15376683 fatcat:emqo4eifyjhbbfafmpj6invdua