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In my area and age-group (Mid-Michigan, mid-twenties) I have found the
"vocal fry" described above to be virtually universal in women, and not at
all uncommon in men. It's so normal to me that I didn't even know what it
was referring to until I listened to the audio clips in the first link.


On Mon, Mar 24, 2014 at 8:38 PM, Leonardo Castro <[log in to unmask]>wrote:

> I've been reading some articles about "vocal fry" or "creaky voice"
> becoming a distinctive feature of American accent, more pronounced in young
> females but not limited to them. I wonder if you Americans of this list
> have already adopted this feature.
>
>
> http://news.sciencemag.org/social-sciences/2011/12/vocal-fry-creeping-u.s.-speech
>
> http://www.thewire.com/national/2011/12/vocal-fry-isnt-just-college-girls/46063/
> http://americanspeech.dukejournals.org/content/85/3/315
>
> http://www.slate.com/articles/podcasts/lexicon_valley/2013/01/lexicon_valley_on_creaky_voice_or_vocal_fry_in_young_american_women.html
>
> Até mais!
>
> Leonardo
>