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Speech Style Affects Gender Perception
2013-01-06 05:02:03

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online According to a new study, the style of a person´s speech may help listeners guess their gender just as much as the high or low pitch of their voice. A researcher from the University of Colorado Boulder examined transgendered people in the middle of their sexual transformation to figure out how humans associate gender categories with different characteristics of speech. The study was based on the doctoral research of Lal...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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