Date: Fri, 23 Jan 1998 19:52:51 -0500 From: "Dennis R. Preston" Subject: Re: Almost about dialect Duane, Only in alien physiology, of course. I had an MA candidate once who was a singer; he did a nice (but only exploratory) study of the anatomically silly instructions singing teachers gave theer studentrs (such as pointing to the forehead and asking a singer to 'place' the voice there). The interesting fact is, of course, not just that these instructions a physiologically silly but that they are effective in achieving appropriate modifications to voice prized by singers (and actors, and speakers). What a nice constrastive study between physiological phonetic reality and a 'applied phonetics' this would make! dInIs >I have noticed that many 20-something females (my daughter included) have a >voice that lodges high in the throat, producing a grating, nasal-sounding >tone. In other generations the voice comes from around the clavical, >trained voices lower still. > >Is the location of vocalization a part of dialect? > > >Duane Campbell dcamp[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] > Dennis R. Preston Department of Linguistics and Languages Michigan State University East Lansing MI 48824-1027 USA preston[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] Office: (517)353-0740 Fax: (517)432-2736