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ERIC Number: EJ845342
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-0023-8309
Within-Word Prosodic Constraint on Coarticulation in Japanese
Kondo, Yuko
Language and Speech, v49 n3 p393-416 2006
The present study addresses the question of how within-word prosodic constituent boundaries constrain V-to-V coarticulation in Japanese. The smallest prosodic unit that might affect V-to-V coarticulation is the bimoraic foot. The effect of the foot boundary is observed in the present study: the bimoraic foot constrains the extent of V-to-V coarticulation in both left-to-right and right-to-left directions. For the target vowel /a/, anticipatory V-to-V effects are stronger than carryover effects for both within-foot and across-foot conditions. Also, the foot constraint works more strongly on anticipatory than on carryover effects. Some idiosyncratic variation is observed across speakers; however, even some deviant behavior can partly be explained as the result of the interaction of C-to-V and V-to-V effects and speech rate. Coarticulation is observed to be the product of a complex process of constraint interaction. (Contains 9 tables, 5 figures, and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Japan (Tokyo); United Kingdom (Edinburgh)