In the news: “uptalk”

by Jeanette Sakel
Today’s BBC website features an article about the rise in intonation commonly heard at the end of a sentence without expressing a question:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-28785865
There are some interesting theories discussed in the article – with comments from a number of linguists. Crystal’s comment about it sounding ‘Danish’ is not really correct, though, as this is not an intonation pattern of Danish. In Norwegian, however, it is quite typical.

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