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Title: Prosodic Size and Rendaku Immunity
Paper URL: http://www.springerlink.com/content/6667426563p08v85/
Author: Mark Irwin
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Homepage: http://www-h.yamagata-u.ac.jp/~irwin/site/Home.html
Institution: Yamagata University
Linguistic Field: Morphology; Phonology
Subject Language: Japanese
Abstract: Research has shown there to be a strong relationship between the mora and prosody in Modern Japanese. Recently proposed, although not as yet independently evaluated, has been a prosodic size rule governing the well-known allomorphic phenomenon of rendaku, by which the initial consonants of non-initial elements in compounds may be voiced under certain conditions. It is claimed that this prosodic size rule flags a native Japanese noun as being rendaku immune, a condition for which no empirical verification has hitherto existed. In this paper the author will demonstrate that, although slight modifications are necessary, a prosodic size rule for flagging rendaku immunity is indeed a reality.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Publication Info: Journal of East Asian Linguistics Volume 18, Number 3, 179-196
URL: http://www.springerlink.com/content/6667426563p08v85/


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