Date: Fri, 20 Sep 1996 10:00:39 -0500
From: Mark Mandel Mark[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]DRAGONSYS.COM
Subject: "uptalk" -Reply (Cindie McLemore)
Cindie (Cynthia) McLemore works (currently part-time) for the Linguistic
Data Consortium, which operates out of UPenn, and can be reached by
email at cam[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]unagi.cis.upenn.edu.
Mark A. Mandel : mark[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]dragonsys.com
Dragon Systems, Inc. : speech recognition : +1 617 965-5200
320 Nevada St., Newton, MA 02160, USA : http://www.dragonsys.com/
Peter L. Patrick PPATRICK[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]GUVAX.ACC.GEORGETOWN.EDU
David Britain's refs were a very helpful resource. However he left off
the work of Cindie McLemore, whose diss. at U.Texas-Austin was about
1990 I think-- I can send a fuller ref.
One of the things Cindie has pointed out is how widespread it is, and
how malleable to social function-- she studied a Texas sorority where it
obviously couldn't "mean" the identity "young white female" since every
single member was obviously that. Btw, it was her on NPR a couple
years ago; last I knew you could reach her via email at UPenn.