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Tritone Pradox

Renee van Bezooijen at the Department of General Linguistics and Dialectology,
 University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands
has carried out various studies on pitch in Dutch dialects and presented a
 poster at Eurospeech 93 in Berlin.
The poster at Berlin was about perceptions of personality characteristics linked
 with pitch of women's speech but I think her research encompasses a much wider
 range of issues than that.

In British English there is a noticeable difference in average pitch independent
 of speaker size, with some Scottish dialects typically having fairly high pitch
 for males and South Yorkshire typically being low average for males.
There is a (relatively small) database of speakers with a "general Northern
 Accent" which Sandra Whiteside (s.whiteside@sheffield.ac.uk) used for her
 thesis on "The Analysis and Synthesis of Women's Voices".

There is also a pitch related interaction with syntax in Welsh dialects which
 take their intonation contours from the Welsh language patterns and so have
 much more limited usage of pitch contour to switch from statement to question.

I guess these people might be able to answer your questions in more detail.

A recurrent theme of British Humour is that men don't understand "tones of
 voice" which are just some trick of women to always put them in the wrong.

Sheila Williams