Would You Like Fry With That?

Would You Like Fry With That?

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Would You Like Fry With That?
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On this episode of Linglab we talk to Amy Hemmeter, a Masters student in Linguistics at N.C. State University, about her research on social perceptions of vocal fry. Vocal fry, like uptalk and quotative like, has been receiving a lot of pushback in the media. It has become a punchline in a media that has a history of problematizing female voices. We talk about the cultural bias that creates this kind of critique and whether we should challenge these attitudes in our culture.

Amy Hemmeter has a blog where she talks about linguistics stuff. You can check it out beyondthefourthfloorblog.com.

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