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By Paul Warren

'Uptalk' is often used to consult emerging intonation on the finish of declarative sentences, or (to positioned it extra easily) the tendency for individuals to make statements that sound like questions, a phenomenon that has obtained huge publicity and remark within the media. How and the place did it originate? who're the main common 'uptalkers'? How a lot does it range based on the speaker's age, gender and neighborhood dialect? Is it present in different languages in addition to English? those and different questions are the topic of this attention-grabbing booklet. the 1st entire research of 'uptalk', it examines its historic origins, geographical unfold and social impacts. Paul Warren additionally appears to be like on the media's assurance of the phenomenon, together with the stress among the public's conception and the perspectives of specialists. Uptalk should be welcomed by way of these operating in linguistics, in addition to somebody attracted to the best way we speak at the present time.

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