Studies in Generative Grammar 84Voicing in Japanese9783110186000, 3110186004

Author : Jeroen van de Weijer, Kensuke Nanjo, Tetsuo Nishihara
Description:This book presents a number of studies which focus on the [voice] grammar of Japanese, paying particular attention to historical background, dialectal diversity, phonetic experiment, and phonological analysis. Both voicing processes in consonants (such as Sequential Voicing, or Rendaku) and vowels (such as vowel devoicing) are examined. A number of new analyses are presented, focusing on well-known data that have been controversial in phonological debate in the past, but also presenting new (or rediscovered) data, partly through the work of Japanese scholars that hitherto went mostly unnoticed, partly through new database research, and partly through phonetic experiment.
Categories: Linguistics Foreign
Year :2005
Publisher : Mouton de Gruyter
Language : English
N° Of Pages : 324
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