9. Recursive prosodic phrasing in Japanese
Junko Ito [+]
University of California, Santa Cruz
Armin Mester [+]
University of California Santa Cruz
This paper reopens the question of whether two distinct phrasal categories are truly necessary. Is a model of prosodic parsing possible that accounts for all the facts, both in Japanese and in other languages, with a single phonological phrase category? We will argue that such a conception is not only possible, but in fact necessary: multiple categories create problems.