Prosody Matters - Essays in Honor of Elisabeth Selkirk - Toni Borowsky

Prosody Matters - Essays in Honor of Elisabeth Selkirk - Toni Borowsky

10. The intonation of nominal parentheticals in Japanese

Prosody Matters - Essays in Honor of Elisabeth Selkirk - Toni Borowsky

Shigeto Kawahara [+-]
Rutgers University
Shigeto Kawahara is Assistant Professor in the Linguistics Department and Rutgers University Center for Cognitive Science at Rutgers University.

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The issue that I take up in this paper is the cross-linguistic variation in the number of prosodic levels, focusing on the case of Japanese. Some previous work on Japanese intonation, including those on J-ToBI and XJToBI, has not posited an Intonational Phrase (IntP), a level above a Major Phrase and below an Utterance (Beckman and Pierrehumbert, 1986; Pierrehumbert and Beckman, 1988; Maekawa et al. , 2002; Venditti, 2005). However, it has been proposed that an IntP plays a role in many other languages  for example, in Italian, an IntP defines a domain of spirantization (Nespor and Vogel, 1986: 205211); in English, an IntP is signaled by socalled ‘comma intonation’ with a distinct pause and boundary tones (Nespor and Vogel, 1986; Selkirk, 2005).

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Kawahara, Shigeto. 10. The intonation of nominal parentheticals in Japanese. Prosody Matters - Essays in Honor of Elisabeth Selkirk. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 304 - 340 Feb 2012. ISBN 9781845536770. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=20121. Date accessed: 18 Oct 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.20121. Feb 2012

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