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Journal Title: Journal of East Asian Linguistics
Volume/Issue:   22/4
Issue Title: Special Issue on Japanese Geminate Obstruents
Date: 2013
Table of Contents: Special Issue: Special Issue on Japanese Geminate Obstruents

Title: Introduction to the special issue on Japanese geminate obstruents
Author(s): Haruo Kubozono
pages: 303-306
DOI: 10.1007/s10831-013-9109-z

Title: Geminate judgments of English-like words by Japanese native speakers: differences in the borrowed forms of “stuff” and “tough”
Author(s): Itsue Kawagoe, Akiko Takemura
pages: 307-337
DOI: 10.1007/s10831-013-9105-3

Title: On the positional asymmetry of consonant gemination in Japanese loanwords
Author(s): Haruo Kubozono, Hajime Takeyasu, Mikio Giriko
pages: 339-371
DOI: 10.1007/s10831-013-9106-2

Title: Non-native perception and learning of the phonemic length contrast in spoken Japanese: training Korean listeners using words with geminate and singleton phonemes
Author(s): Mee Sonu, Hiroaki Kato, Keiichi Tajima, Reiko Akahane-Yamada, Yoshinori Sagisaka
pages: 373-398
DOI: 10.1007/s10831-013-9107-1

Title: Acknowledgements
Author(s):
pages: 399-400
DOI: 10.1007/s10831-013-9114-2
Publisher: Springer
Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics
Phonology
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): English
Japanese
Korean
 
LL Issue: 24.4634