ERIC Number: EJ595153
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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The Intonation and Meaning of Normal Yes/No Questions.
Levis, John M.
World Englishes, v18 n3 p373-80 Nov 1999
Challenges the belief that the intonation of yes/no questions in American English is different from that of standard British English. Reports on a study that shows that American speakers of English do not distinguish between the high-rising and low-rising intonation, and argues that the supposed difference in intonation between the two varieties is not accurate for yes/no questions. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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