Effect of lung volume on voice onset time (VOT)

J. D. Hoit, N. P. Solomon, T. J. Hixon

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This investigation was designed to test the hypothesis that voice onset time (VOT) varies as a function of lung volume. Recordings were made of five men as they repeated a phrase containing stressed /pi/ syllables, beginning at total lung capacity and ending at residual volume. VOT was found to be longer at high lung volumes and shorter at low lung volumes in most cases. This finding points out the need to take lung volume into account when using VOT as an index of laryngeal behavior in both healthy individuals and those with speech disorders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)516-521
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Speech and Hearing Research
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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