ISCA Archive Interspeech 2009
ISCA Archive Interspeech 2009

Dialectal characteristics of osaka and tokyo Japanese: analyses of phonologically identical words

Kanae Amino, Takayuki Arai

This study investigates the characteristics of the two major dialects of Japanese: Osaka and Tokyo dialects. We recorded the utterances of the speakers of both dialects, and analysed the differences that appear in the accentuation of the words at the phonetic-acoustic level. The Japanese words that are phonologically identical in both dialects were used as the analysis target. The results showed that the pitch patterns contained the dialect-dependent features of Osaka Japanese. Furthermore, these patterns could not be fully mimicked by speakers of Tokyo Japanese. These results show that there is a phonetics-phonology gap in the dialectal differences, and that we may exploit this gap for forensic purposes.


doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2009-652

Cite as: Amino, K., Arai, T. (2009) Dialectal characteristics of osaka and tokyo Japanese: analyses of phonologically identical words. Proc. Interspeech 2009, 2303-2306, doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2009-652

@inproceedings{amino09_interspeech,
  author={Kanae Amino and Takayuki Arai},
  title={{Dialectal characteristics of osaka and tokyo Japanese: analyses of phonologically identical words}},
  year=2009,
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2009},
  pages={2303--2306},
  doi={10.21437/Interspeech.2009-652}
}