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The Form and Use of Uptalk in Southern California English

Ritchart, Amanda, Arvaniti, Amalia (2014) The Form and Use of Uptalk in Southern California English. In: Social and Linguistic Speech Prosody: Proceedings of the 7th international conference on Speech Prosody (Dublin, 20-23/05/2014). Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Speech Prosody. . pp. 331-335. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:46707)

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Abstract

This study examines the phonetics, phonology and pragmatic function of uptalk, utterance-?nal rising

recorded in a variety of tasks. Instances of uptalk were coded for discourse function (statement, question,

of the rise start from the onset of the utterance’s last stressed vowel were also measured. Con?rmation

that typically started within the stressed vowel and had a large pitch excursion, while uptalk used with

This pattern suggests that statements have a L* L-H% melody while questions have L* H-H%. Gender

excursion and later alignment, all else being equal. Other social parameters, however, such as social class

and linguistic background did not a?ect the use of uptalk.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > English Language and Linguistics
Depositing User: Amalia Arvaniti
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2015 16:55 UTC
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2019 10:38 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/46707 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Arvaniti, Amalia: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1689-1931
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