ERIC Number: ED338064
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jul
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Non-Pitch Exponents of Accent and Structure in Japanese.
York Papers in Linguistics, v15 p41-92 Jul 1991
Some Japanese examples of several common phonological phenomena (whispered vowels, nuclear friction, and consonant-vowel articulation) are examined. The segmental and transformational characterizations of these and related phenomena are reassessed and it is shown that by paying more careful attention to phonetic detail and abandoning conventional preconceptions about phonological segmentation, the diverse mechanisms used in previous analyses can be replaced by a more coherent, parsimonious, and empirically faithful account. This account combines the conceptual content of the prosodic phonology of J. R. Firth with the formal resources of unification grammars, and makes reference to a number of temporal/structural domains or units, including the mora and syllable, but not the segment. A 67-item bibliography is included. (MSE)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
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Identifiers: Firth (J R)
Note: In: "Grammatical Phonetics: Studies in Honour of Jack Carnochan" (see FL 019 768).