Advertisement

Chapter 29 Yes-No Questions

  • Geoff Lindsey
Chapter

Abstract

It was very common in RP to ask yes-no questions with the downstepped Low Rise, which can now sound old-fashioned or even patronizing.

Keywords

Intonation Yes-no questions Low rise Fall-rise Downstep Uptalk American English 

Copyright information

© The Author(s) 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  • Geoff Lindsey
    • 1
  1. 1.LinguisticsUniversity College LondonLondonUK

Personalised recommendations