DURATIONS OF INDONESIAN VOWELS AND CONSONANTS /S/ AND /L/ IN GAY MAN'S AND STRAIGHT MAN `S SPEECH

IKA KARTIKA AMILIA, - (2006) DURATIONS OF INDONESIAN VOWELS AND CONSONANTS /S/ AND /L/ IN GAY MAN'S AND STRAIGHT MAN `S SPEECH. Skripsi thesis, UNIVERSITAS AIRLANGGA.

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This study concerns the durations of vowels and consonants produced by gay men and straight men. Specifically the writer tries to find out whether or not gay men take longer duration in the production of vowels and consonants. In this study, the writer uses two informants: one self-identified as gay and one self-identified as straight. By doing this study the writers wants to know whether or not the gay informant takes longer duration than the straight informant in the production of consonants /s/, and /1/, and vowels /al, /i/, /u/, /e/, /o/, and /a/ in initial, medial, and final position—the variables examined by the writer. In order to measure the duration, the writer uses Speech Analyzer. Each variable is measured in milliseconds. However, certain variables, such as the production of /o/ in final position, and the production of /a/ in initial and final positions, are excluded due to lack of production. The result found by the writer surprisingly shows that, indeed the gay informant takes longer durations in the production of the focused variables. Factors that possibly contribute to his way of speaking is, in the writer's opinion, also interesting to be traced. Factors examined by the writer are ranging from biological factors, parental influence, the so-called childhood gender nonconformity, up to female characteristic exposure especially female speech pattern. The writer concludes that the way the gay informant speaks is indirectly influenced by biological factors and directly by female speech exposure. The writer also suggests that in order to judge one's sexual orientation, it can not just be done by relying on the durations one produces. Instead, other possible features that co-occur such as intonation, gestures, and even the appearance of the speaker, as it is also found in the data, should also be taken into account.

Item Type: Thesis (Skripsi)
Additional Information: KKB KK-2 FS BE 47/06 Ami d
Uncontrolled Keywords: GRAMMAR, COMPARATIVE AND GENERAL - PHONOLOGY
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > P221 Phonology and Phonetics
Divisions: 12. Fakultas Ilmu Budaya > Sastra Inggris
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IKA KARTIKA AMILIA, -UNSPECIFIED
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ContributorHariawan Adji, S.S.,M.HumUNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Tn Septian Eko Budianto
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2006 12:00
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2016 03:53
URI: http://repository.unair.ac.id/id/eprint/27517
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