Date: Tue, 17 Sep 1996 10:18:48 BST
From: David Britain dbritain[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ESSEX.AC.UK
Subject: Re: your mail
On Mon, 16 Sep 1996 19:56:56 EDT Michael Montgomery wrote:
I am working on a unit on uptalk (the use of high intonation at the end
of declarative sentences) for my undergraduate class on language variation
but have been unable to find any bibliography. I seem to remember an item
or two in _American Speech_ but cannot locate it/them. Can anyone help me
with suggestions for material--readings, tapes, etc.?
Here are some references about uptalk (or High Rising Terminals) from various places:
New Zealand English:
Britain, David. (1992). Linguistic change in intonation: the use of High Rising Terminals in
New Zealand English. Language Variation and Change 4 77-104.
Britain, David and Newman, John. (1992). High Rising Terminals in New Zealand English.
Journal of the International Phonetic Association 22 (1/2) 1-11.
Ainsworth, Helen. (1994). The emergence of the high rising terminal contour in the
speech of New Zealand children. Te Reo: Journal of the Linguistic Society of New
Zealand. 37 3-20.
Allan, Scott. (1990). The rise of New Zealand intonation. In Allan Bell and Janet Holmes
(eds.), New Zealand Ways of Speaking English. Clevedon: Multilingual Matters. 115-128.
Ching, Marvin. (1982). The question intonation in assertions. American Speech 57 95-107.
Dineen, Anne. (1992). High rise tones and Australian English intonation: a descriptive
problem. In Tom Dutton, Malcolm Ross and Darrell Tryon (eds.), The language game:
papers in memory of Donald C. Laycock. Canberra: Department of Linguistics, Australian
National University. 115-124.
Allan, Keith. (1984). The component functions of the high rise terminal contour in
Australian declarative sentences. Australian Journal of Linguistics 4 19-32.
Guy, Gregory and Vonwiller, Julia. (1984). The meaning of an intonation in Australian
English. Australian Journal of Linguistics 4 1-17.
Guy, Gregory, Horvath, Barbara, Vonwiller, Julia, Daisley, Elaine, Rogers, Inge. (1986).
An intonation change in progress in Australian English. Language in Society 15 23-52.
Horvath, Barbara. (1985). Variation in Australian English: the sociolects of Sydney.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
McGregor, R. (1980). The social distribution of an Australian English intonation contour
Working Papers of the Speech and Language Research Centre, School of English and
Linguistics, Macquarie University. 2 1-26.
Steele, Patti. (1996). A discourse approach to the function of Australian high rising tone
in narrative. Unpublished B.A. (Honours) Dissertation. Canberra: Department of
Linguistics. Australian National University.
James, Eric., Mahut, Christopher and Latkiewicz, George. (1989). The investigation of an
apparently new intonation pattern in Toronto English. Information Communication
(Speech and Voice Society and Phonetics Laboratory, University of Toronto) 10 11-17.
Paddock, Harold. (1981). A dialect survey of Carbonear, Newfoundland. Urbana:
American Dialect Society.
HRTs in general:
Cruttenden, Alan. (1995). Rises in English. In J. Windsor Lewis (ed.), Studies in General
and English Phonetics: Essays in honour of Professor J. D. O Connor. London Routledge.
Hirschberg, Julia and Ward, Gregory. (1995). The interpretation of the high-rise question
contour in English. Journal of Pragmatics. 24 407-12.
Hope these are of some help...
Dr David J Britain
Department of Language and Linguistics
University of Essex
Great Britain CO4 3SQ
dbritain[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]essex.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 1206 872101
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