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An acoustic-phonetic descriptive analysis of Kagoshima Japanese tonal phenomena

Ishihara, Shunichi


This thesis presents a linguistic-phonetic description of the acoustic properties of the contrastive accentual patterns in Kagoshima Japanese. Kagoshima Japanese is one of the traditionally so-called two pattern varieties of Japanese. Different phonological analyses of the contrast are described in detail in order to situate the phonetic description. Data from four native speakers—two males and two females—are used, appropriately log z-score normalised to yield mean normalised FO curves...[Show more]

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Date published: 2004-11
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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