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from the Guardian

Young women, give up the vocal fry and reclaim your strong female voice

What’s heartbreaking about the trend for destructive speech patterns is that yours is the most transformational generation – you’re disowning your power

from Slate Magazine

Why Old Men Find Young Women's Voices So Annoying

Last week, Slate Lexicon Valley podcaster (and NPR On the Media host) Bob Garfield lamented a frightening tic invading American speech. It appears “alm ...

from The Huffington Post

Are Women Changing Their Voices To Talk Like Britney?

Apparently, a lot of today's young women want their voices to sound like Ke$ha or Britney Spears. At least, that's what a small new study published in the Journal of Voice suggests. In the stud

from the Guardian

The perfect wedding doesn't exist. Stop spending so much and enjoy the party

Jen Droll, "The Perfect Wedding Doesn't Exist: Stop Spending So Much and Enjoy the Party," The Guardian (14 June 2014).

from the Guardian

Racing to record Indigenous languages under attack from 'onslaught of English'

Cultural traditions such as weaving are kept alive by Indigenous women, but some Aboriginal languages are at risk of extinction.

from Grammarly Blog

Women as Drivers of Language Evolution

from the Guardian

Are you a grammar pedant? This might be why

Are you a grammar pedant? This might be why | David Shariatmadari | Opinion | The Guardian

from the Guardian

Step away from your phone: the new rules of conversation

Why speak face to face when you can put it all in a text? Oliver Burkeman on reviving the lost art of real-time communication