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Chapter 31 Uptalk

  • Geoff Lindsey
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Abstract

In RP, high rising intonation typically turned a statement into a yes-no question. In recent decades, such intonation has become increasingly used on conversational statements, as way to check that the hearer is following; this is widely known as ‘Uptalk’.

Keywords

Intonation Uptalk High Rising Terminal High rise Australian English American English 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Geoff Lindsey
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  1. 1.LinguisticsUniversity College LondonLondonUK

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