The intonation of gapping and coordination in Japanese: Evidence for intonational phrase and utterance

Shigeto Kawahara, Takahito Shinya

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In previous studies of Japanese intonational phonology, levels of prosodic constituents above the Major Phrase have not received much attention. This paper argues that at least two prosodic levels exist above the Major Phrase in Japanese. Through a detailed investigation of the intonation of gapping and coordination in Japanese, we argue that each syntactic clause projects its own Intonational Phrase, while an entire sentence constitutes one Utterance. We show that the Intonational Phrase is characterized by tonal lowering, creakiness and a pause in final position, as well as a distinctive large initial rise and pitch reset at its beginning. The Utterance defines a domain of declination, and it is signaled by an even larger initial rise, as well as a phrasal H tone at its right edge. Building on our empirical findings, we discuss several implications for the theory of intonational phonology.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)62-105
ページ数44
ジャーナルPhonetica
65
1-2
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2008 5
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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 言語および言語学
  • 音響学および超音波学
  • 言語学および言語

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