- Dallaston, K., Docherty, G. (2020). The quantitative prevalence of creaky voice (vocal fry) in varieties of English: A systematic review of the literature. PLoS ONE 15(3): e0229960. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0229960
- Rumbach, A. F., Dallaston, K., & Hill, A. E. (2020). Student perceptions of factors that influence clinical competency in voice. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. doi: 10.1080/17549507.2020.1737733
- Dallaston, K., & Docherty, G. (2019, August). Estimating the prevalence of creaky voice: a fundamental frequency-based approach. Paper presented at the International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS), Melbourne, Australia.
- Dallaston, K., & Docherty, G. (2019, June). Vocal fry in vocally-healthy speakers: What does the evidence say? e-Poster presented at the Speech Pathology Australia and New Zealand Speech-language Therapists’ Association Joint Conference, Brisbane, Australia.
- Docherty, G. & Dallaston, K. (2018, September). Putting the accent on belonging: unpacking the social-indexical dimensions of speech. Paper to be presented at Language, Culture and BELONGING Symposium (LCBS2018), Brisbane, Australia.
- Dallaston, K. (2018, July). The variable prevalence of creaky voice in spoken English: A quantitative systematic review of the literature. Paper presented at the Second Workshop on Sociophonetic Variability in the English Varieties of Australia (SocioPhonAus), Brisbane, Australia.
- Dallaston, K., & Docherty, G. (2018, February). Towards an acoustic method for quantifying variability in creaky voice in Australian English. Paper presented at NWAV-AP5, Brisbane, Australia.
- Dallaston, K., & Docherty, G. (2017, December). Sociophonetic variation in the prevalence of creaky phonation in the speech of young adults from two capital cities in Australia. Paper presented at Language Variation and Change (LVC-A3), Sydney, Australia.
- Dallaston, K., & Rumbach, A. F. (2016). Vocal performance of group fitness instructors before and after instruction: Changes in acoustic measures and self-ratings. Journal of Voice, 30(1), 127.e1-127.e8
- What’s all this fuss about vocal fry? - There’s been a recent spike in online commentary on vocal fry from both journalists and the general public. The commentary is dominated by protests from exasperated listeners begging to see the end of what they call the ‘vocal fry epidemic’. Though brief and by no means comprehensive, I hope this post will add to others’ … Continue reading What’s all this fuss about vocal fry?
- Voice quality through both lenses - I spend a great deal of time thinking about (and talking about – sorry friends!) voice quality – the component of speech that is determined not so much by what our mouths are doing, but by the configuration of our vocal folds and rate of air flowing from the lungs. (If you’re interested, the components of … Continue reading Voice quality through both lenses
- Sculpting speech - Speech is a skill that virtually everyone masters but few pause to study in detail; it certainly isn’t necessary to understand how speech is created – on a conscious level – in order to talk. But there are plenty of reasons to study speech. Curiosity is reason enough! A quick internet search reveals a great deal of … Continue reading Sculpting speech
- What would Goldilocks do? - I’ve been reading about linear predictive coding (LPC) and the need to adjust LPC coefficients in order to get the most accurate estimation of formant frequencies. Huh? … I’m not sure. Or should I say I’m not sure yet? Acoustic speech analysis is complicated.
- What do Santa Claus, unicorns, and Standard Language have in common? - I can’t remember if it was morning or afternoon, but it was definitely one sunny day in December. And I can’t say which year it was either… maybe 1996? Give or take 3 years. In any case, I was a child. My mother and older sister had left the house to “visit Santa” – a phrase … Continue reading What do Santa Claus, unicorns, and Standard Language have in common?
- Looking back, moving forward - The first time I sat down to really think about my interest in voice was in 2014 when I was nominated for an AVA SEA: an Australian Voice Association1 Student Encouragement Award. Admittedly, an AVA SEA ain’t no Nobel Prize, but to an insecure undergraduate student it did offer a healthy dose of encouragement. No … Continue reading Looking back, moving forward