However, one also believes that other factors influence the manner by which oral or verbal communication is relayed. As such, the research questions are as follows: (1) Does intonation of gays share similar patterns with females, more than male counterparts? (2) Does phrasing or the manner of responding to questions of gays or men depend somehow on stereotyped beliefs according to sexual orientation?
The data collection method is through one-on-one or face-to-face interview. Two (2) separate interviews were conducted by the researcher on different settings and occasions. The gay person would be referred to as Speaker 1 and the male person interviewed would be referred to as Speaker 2. Speaker 1 was interviewed for about a little less than 20 minutes; while Speaker 2 was interviewed for about a little more than 40 minutes. A prepared set of questions assisted in soliciting the needed information and responses for both speakers. To facilitate the speakers’ ability to respond, easy and personal questions relating to their experiences, perceptions, and views formed the framework of the research methodology. The speakers were informed that their responses would be recorded and that their responses would be held in strict and confidential nature.
Interviewing men from different gender types in terms of linguistic patterns generated similar and different results. To simplify data gathering and collection and compare the speakers’ linguistic phenomenon on a similar context, similar time frames were used as a point of review. For instance, for the first 10 minutes, the number of times that the speakers were noted to have exhibited rising intonations as contrasted with falling intonations, as well as providing concise responses in contrast to expounding on the issues, were noted. Likewise, the overall speed of the responses (slow versus