Inbox: People Who Sound Tall When I read the article titled “Research in Brief: People Who ‘Sound’ Tall … Probably Are” (February 2014), it made me think of the first time I saw “Captain America: The First Avenger.” I had no background knowledge of the Avengers’ characters or their stories, and when I saw the ... Inbox
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The ASHA Leader, April 2014, Vol. 19, 4. doi:10.1044/leader.IN3.19042014.4
The ASHA Leader, April 2014, Vol. 19, 4. doi:10.1044/leader.IN3.19042014.4
When I read the article titled “Research in Brief: People Who ‘Sound’ Tall … Probably Are” (February 2014), it made me think of the first time I saw “Captain America: The First Avenger.” I had no background knowledge of the Avengers’ characters or their stories, and when I saw the actor who played Steve Rogers I was curious about how the small pipsqueak had such a deep voice. It didn’t match his size at all.
Later, Steve Rogers participates in a research project that turns him into the large, muscular Captain America ... with the same voice. After the transformation the voice totally made sense and matched the body. I realized later that my training in speech-language pathology accounted for why I heard the contradiction in Steve Rogers’ voice and his physique before becoming Captain America.
Wendy Meyer, Rosamond, Calif.

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