Men, women and lenition: Gender differences in the production of intervocalic voiced stops in Mexican Spanish

Authors

  • Anna Limanni Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Toronto, Victoria College, 2081 Charles Street West, Toronto, ON M5S 1K7, Canada

Keywords:

Gender differences, Picture identification

Abstract

A study was conducted to investigate the effects of gender in the realization of intervocalic in Mexican Spanish. The study conducted a test to demonstrate that significant gender differences existed in the degrees of lenition of the consonants b, d, and g used in Mexican Spanish. Data were collected from a total of six native speakers of a similar variety of the language to conduct the test. Data were collected from an interview where the speakers performed a number of significant tasks. Some of these tasks included a picture identification task and a story-telling task where the speakers were given three sets of sequential pictures and asked to relate the events in each set. These tasks were designed to encourage a casual and conversational style of speech.

Published

2009-09-01

How to Cite

1.
Limanni A. Men, women and lenition: Gender differences in the production of intervocalic voiced stops in Mexican Spanish. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2009Sep.1 [cited 2021May16];37(3):194-5. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/2200

Issue

Section

Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada