LINGUIST List 10.959

Fri Jun 18 1999

Books: East Asian Phonetics and Phonology

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  1. LINCOM EUROPA, East Asian linguistics: Japanese Phonetics
  2. LINCOM EUROPA, East Asian linguistics: Korean Phonology

Message 1: East Asian linguistics: Japanese Phonetics

Date: Thu, 17 Jun 1999 11:43:32 +0200
From: LINCOM EUROPA <LINCOM.EUROPAt-online.de>
Subject: East Asian linguistics: Japanese Phonetics

JAPANESE PHONETICS 
Theory and Practice 
Tsutomu Akamatsu, University of Leeds

Japanese Pronunciation gives a detailed description of both the
segmental elements in terms of articulatory phonetics and suprasegmental
elements of standard (Tokyo) Japanese pronunciation and is intended for
both professional specialists of Japanese and advanced foreign learners
of Japanese interested in aquiring an in-depth knowledge of facts about
Japanese pronunciation. Hints and advice for acquiring 'intelligible'
Japanese pronunciation are also found here and there as appropriate.
Chapter 1 is provided for the benefit of those readers who are not
sufficiently familiar with articulatory phonetics. Full articulatory
description of the vowels follows (Chapter 2). Full treatment is given
of inter alia 'nasalized vowel', which is well known to present
substantial and notorious difficulty to foreign speakers of Japanese.
The Japanese consonants are individually described (Chapter 3). Then all
types of combination involving vowels, semivowels and consonants are
studied (Chapter 4). Chapters 5 to 8 deal with suprasegmental elements
like rythm, accent and speech melody; the moraic structure of Japanese
words is also treated as it relates to the question of rhythm. Finally,
a summary of guideline is provided to help towards the acquisition of
'intelligible' Japanese pronunciation (Chapter 9). The book ends with
Conclusion, References and Index.
	The author is member of the Department of Linguistics and Phonetics,
University of Leeds.

ISBN 3 89586 095 6. 
LINCOM Studies in Asian Linguistics 03. 
440 pp. USD 90.00 / DM 138 / pound sterling 55.00. 2nd printing 1999.

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Message 2: East Asian linguistics: Korean Phonology

Date: Thu, 17 Jun 1999 11:46:27 +0200
From: LINCOM EUROPA <LINCOM.EUROPAt-online.de>
Subject: East Asian linguistics: Korean Phonology

KOREAN PHONOLOGY
A Principle-based Approach 

Duck-Young Lee, The Australian National University 

This book presents an attempt to investigate major issues in Korean
phonology in terms of principles and elements, based on the framework of
Government Phonology. It begins with an introductory section, describing
central aspects of the framework, which include recent development in
the theory with regard to the representation of ATR and coronals. An
analysis of a wide range of data in Korean phonology is then provided.
In dealing with data involving vowels, the study first discusses vowel
harmony, which has traditionally been treated as the result of the
harmonic opposition between 'light vowels' and 'dark vowels'. It address
some unsolved problems in previous analyses by proposing a phonological
operation called 'A-head alignment'. This will be followed by an
element-based analysis of vowel coalescence and diphthongisation. 
It will be shown that a phonological operation called 'Nuclear Fusion'
and asymmetry in the spreading properties of the vocalic elements 'I'
and 'U' in Korean have a crucial role in the analysis. The second half
of the book is devoted to discussions of issues involved in consonantal
clusters, such as tensification, lenition, nasalisation and vowel
epenthesis, etc. It outlines the mechanisms as to under what conditions
these phenomena take place and how each phenomenon is connected to each
other. These mechanisms will be discussed in conjunction with the
possibility that consonantal clusters may occur in two onsets that are
separated by a nuclear position which does not contain any phonetic
realisation (i.e. an empty nucleus). The important point is that onsets
surrounding an empty nucleus are in a governing relation (i.e.
interonset government) in Korean, and an intervening empty nucleus
maintains its null status during derivation if the surrounding two
onsets form the governing relation. Tensification and neutralisation are
manifestations of interonset government, while the failure of the
government results in vowel epenthesis or nasalisation. 

ISBN 3 89586 220 7. 
LINCOM Studies in Asian Linguistics 12. 
Ca. 250 pp. USD 70 / DM 112 / pound sterling 43. 

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