This article examines four topics to consider in future research on sexuality and phonetic variation. First, it argues that new paradigms are needed for the measurement of the distinctive meanings associated with different phonetic variants associated with sexuality. Second, it advocates for new research designs and analysis regimens in studies of the perception of sexuality. Third, it advocates that studies should document and account for systematic differences among individuals in their perception and production of phonetic variation that conveys sexuality. Finally, it argues that research should focus on documenting how these forms are acquired.
Benjamin Munson; Lavender Lessons Learned; Or, What Sexuality Can Teach Us About Phonetic Variation. American Speech 1 February 2011; 86 (1): 14–31. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/00031283-1277492
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