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Title: Phonetic differences between male and female speech
Author(s): Adrian P. Simpson
Journal Title: Language and Linguistics Compass
Volume: 3
Issue: 2
Page Range: 621 - 640
Publication Date: Mar-2009
Abstract: The main phonetic differences between the speech of male and female speakers are described and explanations that have been offered to account for these differences are critically discussed.

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