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* Preliminary Thesis Outline

(Preliminaries and Abstract)

I.   Introduction:  Literature Review (speaker id, vocal pleasantness, singing voice literature,  sociolinguistic and discourse studies, including cross-linguistic social convention as associated with voice properties), Proposed Study

II.   Pilot Study

III.   Experimental I: Matrix and Positing Categories

IV.   Experiment II: Acoustic Modeling

V.   Discussion: Implications, Commercial and Other Applications (Forensic, Government and Public Interest, Business and Marketing, Sociolinguistics and Discourse, Cross-linguistic Utility)

VII.   Conclusion and Future Research

(Appendices, Bio Sketch, and Other Formalities)