linguistic anthropology

Uptalk update

For those who are interested in gender differences in the use of verbal pauses and uptalk, a quick pointer to some more research:

Meghan Armstrong-Abrami, Page Piccinini, and Amanda Ritchart conducted a study in which they found no significant differences in the frequency of uptalk between men and women, or between Southern California and Massachusetts. (They did, however, find some differences in the slope and length of the rise.)


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