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Voice Quality

  1. John H. Esling

Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal1271

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

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Esling, J. H. 2012. Voice Quality. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .

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  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2012


Voice quality refers to the long-term phonetic characteristics of a person's accent, although the term is also used in a narrower sense for the type of phonation produced in the larynx.


  • phonetics;
  • sociolinguistics;
  • forensic linguistics;
  • identity;
  • pronunciation