ERIC Number: ED351850
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
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Some Issues in Japanese Accent.
Miner, Kenneth L.
This paper argues that due to the facts of accent shift, Japanese accent should itself be interpreted as pitch rather than as a diacritic on the basis of which pitch patterns are imposed by rule. The solution offered is tentative and concerns only Tokyo Japanese. It is suggested that consideration of accent in non-Tokyo dialects will strengthen the view that Japanese accent should be interpreted directly as pitch. (JL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers: Japan (Tokyo); Pitch (Language)
Note: In: Linn, Mary Sarah, Ed. and Oliverio, Giulia, R. M., Ed. Kansas Working Papers in Linguistics, Volume 17, Numbers 1 and 2; see FL 020 603.