ISCA Archive SpeechProsody 2002
ISCA Archive SpeechProsody 2002

Accentual phrasing in Japanese: the significance of underlying accents

Tadao Miyamoto, Crystal Johnson

The parsing of an intermediate phrase into its component accentual phrases in Japanese has had many proposed mechanisms. The most common theories have involved syntactic configurations, and, recently, optimality theory has been gaining in popularity. This study examined the speech of five female speakers of Standard Tokyo dialect of Japanese. These speakers demonstrated that accentual phrase construction depended not on syntax, but on the underlying accentuation of words.


Cite as: Miyamoto, T., Johnson, C. (2002) Accentual phrasing in Japanese: the significance of underlying accents. Proc. Speech Prosody 2002, 519-522

@inproceedings{miyamoto02_speechprosody,
  author={Tadao Miyamoto and Crystal Johnson},
  title={{Accentual phrasing in Japanese: the significance of underlying accents}},
  year=2002,
  booktitle={Proc. Speech Prosody 2002},
  pages={519--522}
}