Advanced search
1 file | 759.10 KB

Conversational topics in transsexual persons

Author
Organization
Abstract
In general, speech language therapy for transsexual persons focuses on pitch and pitch variation and more recently also on resonance. Other communicative aspects are dealt with far less often, especially language. This study investigated to what extent conversational topics might need attention in therapy for transsexual persons. A total of 111 males, 116 females, 28 male-to-female and 18 female-to-male transsexuals were asked to indicate on a list with 34 topics how often they speak about each topic ( never, sometimes, often) in conversations with males, with females and in a gender mixed group. Results showed that transsexual persons behave in accordance with the desired gender. However, they also tend to adopt a position depending on the gender of their conversational partner. It can be concluded that in general it is not necessary to pay attention to conversational topics in therapy for transsexual persons.
Keywords
gender dysphoria, Conversational topics, transgender, transsexualism, TO-FEMALE TRANSSEXUALS, VOICE, GENDER

Downloads

  • (...).pdf
    • full text
    • |
    • UGent only
    • |
    • PDF
    • |
    • 759.10 KB

Citation

Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:

Chicago
Van Borsel, John, Miet Cayzeele, Eva Heirman, and Guy T’Sjoen. 2014. “Conversational Topics in Transsexual Persons.” Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics 28 (6): 428–436.
APA
Van Borsel, J., Cayzeele, M., Heirman, E., & T’Sjoen, G. (2014). Conversational topics in transsexual persons. CLINICAL LINGUISTICS & PHONETICS, 28(6), 428–436.
Vancouver
1.
Van Borsel J, Cayzeele M, Heirman E, T’Sjoen G. Conversational topics in transsexual persons. CLINICAL LINGUISTICS & PHONETICS. 2014;28(6):428–36.
MLA
Van Borsel, John et al. “Conversational Topics in Transsexual Persons.” CLINICAL LINGUISTICS & PHONETICS 28.6 (2014): 428–436. Print.
@article{5775946,
  abstract     = {In general, speech language therapy for transsexual persons focuses on pitch and pitch variation and more recently also on resonance. Other communicative aspects are dealt with far less often, especially language. This study investigated to what extent conversational topics might need attention in therapy for transsexual persons. A total of 111 males, 116 females, 28 male-to-female and 18 female-to-male transsexuals were asked to indicate on a list with 34 topics how often they speak about each topic ( never, sometimes, often) in conversations with males, with females and in a gender mixed group. Results showed that transsexual persons behave in accordance with the desired gender. However, they also tend to adopt a position depending on the gender of their conversational partner. It can be concluded that in general it is not necessary to pay attention to conversational topics in therapy for transsexual persons.},
  author       = {Van Borsel, John and Cayzeele, Miet and Heirman, Eva and T'Sjoen, Guy},
  issn         = {0269-9206},
  journal      = {CLINICAL LINGUISTICS & PHONETICS},
  keywords     = {gender dysphoria,Conversational topics,transgender,transsexualism,TO-FEMALE TRANSSEXUALS,VOICE,GENDER},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {6},
  pages        = {428--436},
  title        = {Conversational topics in transsexual persons},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/02699206.2013.875594},
  volume       = {28},
  year         = {2014},
}

Altmetric
View in Altmetric
Web of Science
Times cited: