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March 2016

Women & Speaking Up

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by Courtney Cronin As “Jeopardy!” contestant Laura Ashby answered clue after clue correctly, her responses were marked by a very noticeable vocal quirk: a rise in inflection at the end of her sentences, making declarative statements sound like questions. Her nearly $40,000 run brought this vocal inflection, known as “upspeak,” to the social media spotlight and helped revive a sociological…

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