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Chapter 28 Falls

  • Geoff Lindsey
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Abstract

A falling pitch is common at the end of intonation phrases, and the fall may be from relatively high or relatively low. Low falls seem to have been more common in RP than they are today, and they may now even have a patronizing connotation.

Keywords

Intonation Falling intonation High fall Low fall Downstep 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Geoff Lindsey
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  1. 1.LinguisticsUniversity College LondonLondonUK

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