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. Typical search questions include 'Why do gay people talk with a lisp? Pholia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica, 50, From a young age, children learn speech styles that reflect gender and social identity. Either way, you can end up sounding like Addison DeWitt. Facebook Twitter Instagram. The human embryo has the capacity to develop either male or female behaviors.
Beyond lisping - Code Switching and Gay Speech Styles "Homophobia, it seems, is the only prejudice that remains respectable, that has not been de-legitimized, which has not been cut off from its wellsprings.
Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. For example, some male singers who have higher ranges and more 'feminine' sounding voices cannot be differentiated from a female; the majority have been gay. The extent to which we develop either is determined by the interplay of hormones in utero. Community Culture.
When it does, people tell me I seem a completely different person.