obzor_inolit (obzor_inolit) wrote in linguaphiles,
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just an interesting link:

An article in New York Times "From Valley Girls to the Kardashians, young women have long been mocked for the way they talk.
But linguists now say such thinking is outmoded. Girls and women in their teens and 20s deserve credit for pioneering vocal trends and popular slang, they say, adding that young women use these embellishments in much more sophisticated ways than people tend to realize".

And there is a new term that sounds quite intriguing - VOCAL FRY.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/28/science/young-women-often-trendsetters-in-vocal-patterns.html?pagewanted=all&src=ISMR_AP_LO_MST_FB
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