Archived from the original on May 14, Do I Sound Gay? Language and gender scholar Robin Lakoff not only compares gay male with female speech but also claims that gay men deliberately imitate the latter,  claiming this to include an increased use of superlativesinflected intonationand lisping. Erotic target location error Gender and sexual diversity Gender binary Gender essentialism Gender roles Human female sexuality Human male sexuality Sexuality and gender identity-based cultures Intersex Hermaphrodite. Journal of Communication DisordersVolume 42, Issue 2,pp. This page was last edited on 12 Januaryat
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LGBT portal Language portal. Anna Livia and Kira Hall. Language and Woman's Place. Archived from the original on September 22, Retrieved from " https: Do I Sound Gay? Gay male speechparticularly within North American Englishhas been the focus of numerous modern stereotypes, as well as sociolinguistic studies.
Lesbiangaybisexualand transgender LGBT topics. Erotic target location error Gender and sexual diversity Gender binary Gender essentialism Gender roles Human female sexuality Human male sexuality Sexuality and gender identity-based cultures Intersex Hermaphrodite. Anna Livia and Kira Hall. Linguist David Crystal correlated the use among men of an "effeminate" or "simpering" voice with a widened range of pitchglissando effects between stressed syllables, greater use of fall-rise and rise-fall tones, vocal breathiness and huskiness, and occasionally more switching to the falsetto register. Linguists have attempted to isolate exactly what makes gay men's English distinct from that of other demographics since the early 20th century, typically by contrasting it with straight male speech or comparing it to female speech. The gay lisp is one manner of speech stereotypically associated with gay speakers of American English, and perhaps other dialects or languages.