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Chapter 12 The phonology of Japanese accent

By Shigeto Kawahara


1.1. Background and the aims of this chapter The Tokyo dialect of Japanese exhibits lexical contrasts based on pitch accent; that is, there are minimal pairs of words that are identical segment-wise, 1 but can be distinguished in terms of their pitch contours (the term “accent ” is defined shortly below in Section 1.2). While what kind o

Year: 2013
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