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  • About
  • The Global ETD Search service is a free service for researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations. This service is provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
    Our metadata is collected from universities around the world. If you manage a university/consortium/country archive and want to be added, details can be found on the NDLTD website.
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The male-to-female transgender voice client of the 21st century

Bodoin, Erika Melissa. 29 October 2010 (has links)
The purpose of the present study was to determine the current characteristics and needs of the male-to-female transgender voice client. Specifically, what are the current characteristics (e.g. age, marital status, number of children) of the male-to-female transgender client? Does participation in therapy affect overall satisfaction with feminine presentation? Do alternative methods for voice feminization (e.g. DVDs, YouTube, peer mentors) result in similar levels of satisfaction? Lastly, do male-to-female transgender avoid community activities in order to prevent being perceived as male, and can therapy help with this? We evaluated the responses of 77 participants who completed an Internet-based survey. Results were compared to Blanchard’s 1994 study of characteristics of male-to-female transgender persons. Characteristics of the 1994 study and the MtF transgender client of 2010 were comparable, with a slightly older age for the present study. The client was likely to have been married at least once, and to have at least one child. Respondents who had participated in speech therapy were more satisfied with their femininity overall when compared to those who had not received speech services. Satisfaction with alternative methods was low. In addition, both groups reported a high level of avoidant activities based on fear of being perceived as male. / text
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Voice Quality And Gender Identification: Acoustic And Perceptual Analysis

Cain Porter, Courtney 19 June 2012 (has links)
The voice is a fundamental method of communication and as such, helps in our efforts to define our identity. Projection of the appropriate voice is crucially important to transgender individuals in transition for acceptance as their identified gender. This study attempts to identify and examine the relationship between acoustic measurements of voice quality and the perception of speaker gender from audio recordings, including the male-to-female transgender voice, based on several acoustic properties that have been identified by previous studies. Recordings of female, male and transgender voices were acoustically analyzed for properties relating to differences in voice quality between men and women. Listeners then identified the gender of the recorded voices, with the intention of evaluating which voices are perceived as either male or female along with a corresponding rating of masculinity or femininity. What acoustic measurements of voice quality cue listeners to gender and do they correlate with gender perception?
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Gender representation in EFL textbooks / Lyties įvaizdžiai ir jų kalbinė raiška anglų, kaip užsienio kalbos, vadovėliuose

Brusokaitė, Evelina 31 July 2013 (has links)
The aim of the research was to determine gender representation in the Lithuanian, British and Argentinian EFL textbooks. To achieve the aim, EFL textbooks circulated in Lithuania (Super English 4), the UK (Speakout) and Argentina (My Life 2) were analyzed with regard to social and linguistic aspects of gender representation. The methods chosen for the study were content analysis and the calculation of the relative frequency of occurrence. The results revealed that the Lithuanian EFL textbook depicts females in a stereotyped way with regard to household duties and frequently uses compound nouns and proverbs or sayings comprising a word man which is used in its generic meaning. Moreover, the content analysis of illustrations in the British EFL textbook revealed that males dominate the labour market. Furthermore, the analysis of verbs used to define gender in the British EFL textbook demonstrated that females are involved in more various mental processes in relation to males. In the Argentinian EFL textbook females are excluded from the field of IT; however, they are not associated with the domestic sphere. In addition, the Argentinian EFL textbook can be treated as the best-balanced textbook with regard to gender-biased use of language. Further studies can examine other aspects of gender representation and cover wider range of EFL textbooks. / Šio tyrimo tikslas buvo nustatyti lyties įvaizdžius anglų, kaip užsienio kalbos, vadovėliuose, išleistuose Lietuvoje, Didžiojoje Britanijoje ir Argentinoje. Vadovėliai buvo nagrinėjami atsižvelgiant į socialinius ir kalbinius lyties vaizdavimo aspektus. Vadovėlių pasirinkimas buvo pagrįstas galimybe palyginti lyčių įvaizdžius ir kalbines jų raiškos priemones skirtinguose regionuose. Tyrime buvo naudojami kiekybiniai ir kokybiniai tyrimo metodai. Turinio analizės metodas buvo naudojamas analizuojant kalbines priemones bei paveikslėlius kontekste; kiekybiškai buvo skaičiuojamas tiriamas santykinis dažnumas. Tyrimo rezultatai atskleidė, kad anglų kalbos vadovėlis, išleistas Lietuvoje, pasižymi stereotipiniu moters vaidmens įvaizdžio pateikimu. Moteris yra vaizduojama plaunanti indus, dengianti stalą, gaminanti valgyti, prižiūrinti ir auklėjanti vaikus. Be to, anglų kalbos vadovėlyje, išleistame Lietuvoje, yra didžiausias skaičius sudurtinių daiktavardžių bei patarlių ar posakių, kurie susideda iš bendrai vartojamo abiems lytims žodžio man, taip sumenkinant moters įvaizdį. Anglų kalbos vadovėlis, išleistas Didžiojoje Britanijoje, daug dėmesio skiria su darbu susijusiai veiklai, taip pat pateikia platesnį spektrą profesijų, kuriose yra vaizduojami veikėjai. Tačiau turinio analizė atskleidė, kad vyrai yra labiau matomi darbo rinkos vaizdavime. Taip pat moterims priskiriamos profesijos yra daugiausiai susijusios su menine veikla, tokia kaip dainavimas, vaidyba ir dizainas. Lyčių... [toliau žr. visą tekstą]
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Gender Perception Dependent on Fundamental Frequency, Source Spectral Tilt, and Formant Frequencies

Neuhaus, TJ 28 August 2020 (has links)
No description available.

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