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|Subject:||Inflection and Questioning|
What languages do not use vocal inflection to imply a question?
I am an ELL teacher and have 22 different languages in my school.
East African dialects are common and I wondered if they use
inflection to imply they are asking a question?
Koren? Vietnamese? Arabic? Tigrina? Omro? Where can I find this
I can not find any real information on this topic.
This book, _Intonation Systems: A Survey of Twenty Languages_, gives an overview of intonation patterns and uses in languages from different language families. It surveys statements, questions and other linguistic structures.
Book URL: http://www.cambridge.org/us/knowledge/isbn/item1139611/?site_locale=en_US
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