Monday, February 27, 2012

This is Like an Interesting Article?

Researchers say young women deserve credit for pioneering vocal trends, including the latest, known as vocal fry.  What do you think?  Do you have any idea what a vocal fry is? 
From the NYTimes
Published: February 27, 2012

From Valley Girls to the Kardashians, young women have long been mocked for the way they talk.

Whether it be uptalk (pronouncing statements as if they were questions? Like this?), creating slang words like “bitchin’ ” and “ridic,” or the incessant use of “like” as a conversation filler, vocal trends associated with young women are often seen as markers of immaturity or even stupidity.


But linguists — many of whom once promoted theories consistent with that attitude — now say such thinking is outmoded. [READ MORE]

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