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An Acoustic Phonetic Comparative Analysis of Osaka and Kagoshima Japanese Tonal Phenomena

Ishihara, Shunichi


This paper, first of all, demonstrates that the LHL and the L(L)H pitch patterns exhibit significantly different F0 realisations between Osaka Japanese (OJ) and Kagoshima Japanese (KJ) which typologically belong to different accent groups. Secondly, it is argued that the observed difference results from the phonological differences between OJ and KJ in terms of their tonal representations. Finally, some implications of the observed difference to the tonal representations of KJ are discussed....[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Conference paper
Source: Proceedings of Interspeech 2008 incorporating SST 2008


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