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Title: University of Massachusetts Occasional Papers in Linguistics 30
Subtitle: Papers on Prosody
Edited By: Shigeto Kawahara
URL: http://www.booksurge.com/product.php3?bookID=GPUB01136-00010
Description:

This is the 30th volume of University of Massachusetts Occasational Papers
in Linguistics, which contains papers by UMass graduate students, alumni
and faculty that deal with issues related to prosody.

Contents:

Ellipsis and the prosody of contrastive Focus
Katy Carlson

Focus and VP Ellipsis
Lyn Frazier, Charles Clifton, Jr., and Katy Carlson

Constraints on prosodic structure and parser: Scrambled and unscrambled sentence in Japanese
Masako Hirotani

The intonation of gapping and coordination in Japanese: Evidence for Intonational Phrase
Shigeto Kawahara and Takahito Shinya

Lexicalized intonational meaning
Christopher Potts

Comments on Intonational Phrasing in English
Elisabeth Selkirk

The intonational asymmetry between argument and adjunct in Japanese
Takahito Shinya

On the WH-question intonational domain in Fukuoka Japanese
Jennifer Smith

Post-FOCUS Prosodic Phrase boundaries in Tokyo Japanese: Asymmetric behavior of an F0 Cue and domain-final lengthening
Mariko Sugahara

Degree of initial lowering in Japanese as a reflex of prosodic organization
Elisabeth Selkirk, Takahito Shinya, and Mariko Sugahara

Phonological and phonetic Effects of Minor Phrase length on F0 in Japanese
Elisabeth Selkirk, Takahito Shinya, and Shigeto Kawahara

Rhythmic boost and recursive Minor Phrase in Japanese
Takahito Shinya, Elisabeth Selkirk, and Shigeto Kawahara

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Graduate Linguistic Students' Association, Umass
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Linguistic Field(s): Phonology
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Versions:
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1419606808
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 290
Prices: U.S. $ 17.99