'Uptalk' becoming standard speech

News summary

An article on the BBC news website, 21st June, 2005, discusses how 'uptalk', the pattern of speech used by young people where every sentence ends on a rising note, is fast entering the mainstream.

The full article is available on the BBC website.

The article claims that uptalk developed in 1980s California, but another article in the Guardian newspaper which discussed possible Australian, Canadian or Irish.