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Title: Pitch Accent Phenomena in Standard Japanese
Written By: Yuko Yoshida
Series Title: SOAS Dissertations in Linguistics 1

This thesis contains three major proposals. First, the work as a whole is devoted to expansion of the notion of phonological licensing domain from the domain of a syllabic constituent and a combination of constituents (Kaye, Lowenstamm and Vergnaud 1990) to that of a word, and to that of various types of phrases. The second claim relates to the formalisation of accent assignment in Standard Japanese, based on binary right-headed licensing between nuclei. The second point leads directly to the third issue, the clarification of prosodic typology: tone languages vs. stress/pitch accent languages.

Publication Year: 1999
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Linguistic Field(s): Phonology
Subject Language(s): Japanese
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9055690902
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 234 p
Prices: EUR 27.08