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  Pitch Accent and Vowel Devoicing in Tokyo Japanese (ResearchIndex)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Pitch Accent and Vowel Devoicing in Tokyo Japanese (ResearchIndex)
Pitch Accent and Vowel Devoicing in Tokyo Japanese
69.4%: Pitch Accent and Vowel Devoicing in Tokyo Japanese - Kitahara (1999)
citeseer.ist.psu.edu /54449.html   (223 words)

  
 Pitch accent - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In a pitch-accented language, there is an accented syllable or mora, the position of which determines the tonal pattern of the whole word (the pitch of each syllable or mora, usually high vs. low) according to language-specific rules.
Ancient Greek had a pitch accent, which later changed into a stress accent (where accented syllables are pronounced more forcefully, as in English, instead of having a higher pitch).
Japanese is also considered to be a language with pitch accent.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pitch_accent   (239 words)

  
 Japanese language - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Japanese is a relative of the Altaic language family.
Japanese is a kind of creole, with an Altaic grammatical substructure, and core Austronesian vocabulary.
Japanese also coined many neologisms (in kanji) to carry Western concepts; many of these were exported to Chinese and Korean via characters, in late 19th and early 20th century.
open-encyclopedia.com /Japanese_language   (3083 words)

  
 MSN Encarta - Print Preview - Japanese Language
While the English language has stress accent (in which the prominence of a syllable is expressed by articulating it louder or with greater force), Japanese has pitch accent, meaning that pitch is the sole method of emphasizing a syllable.
In Japanese, the subject and the object are accompanied by case-marker particles: ga with the subject (Naomi-ga) and o with the object (kompyūtā-o).
In Japanese it is possible to leave the subject, or any other element except the verb, out of a sentence, when the omitted elements are understood from their context.
encarta.msn.com /text_761568918___7/Japanese_Language.html   (959 words)

  
 Pitch accent
Pitch is said to be either high or low, but these are not absolute terms that correspond to a specific measurement of Hertz.
A high pitch is high in relation to the surrounding lower pitches, as a low pitch is low in relation to the surrounding higher pitches.
Pitch accent is lexical, meaning that it contributes to a word’s meaning.
www.fp.ucalgary.ca /howed/new_page_12.htm   (1764 words)

  
 Shanghai Dialect Tones and Pitch Accent   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
In this pattern, the first syllable is high pitched, with subsequent syllables having a relatively lower pitch.
The most common of the three, this pattern begins with a low pitched initial syllable, followed by a higher pitched second syllable, with the third and subsequent syllables having a lower pitch again.
The least common of the three, this pattern begins with a low pitched initial syllable, subsequent syllables (up to 4 or 5 total) are all high pitched.
www.zanhe.com /pitch.html   (361 words)

  
 Total Quality Japanese: Does Japanese have European Cousins? The Ural-Altaic Connection
Likewise, a Hungarian couple I knew in Tokyo maintained that if they closed their eyes and just listened to Japanese talking to each other, they could imagine themselves being back in Budapest, that is how close they perceived Japanese pitch and accent to be to their native language.
Although attempts to link Japanese to the Ural-Altaic group should be taken seriously, a major problem with this family of languages is that its members are separated by enormous distances both in space and time.
As Watanabe writes in her preface, "Comparing their language to European languages, Japanese have come to the conclusion that not only the Japanese language but the whole of Japanese culture is unique." Perhaps the time has come to encourage Ural-Altaic studies in Japan.
www.cic.sfu.ca /tqj/JapaneseStudy/european.html   (1016 words)

  
 A Bibliography of Japanese Sociolinguistics in English
Fujiwara, Yoichi (1964) A Dialect Grammar of Japanese (3) Cessationals in the Japanese Dialects.
Kobayashi, Yasuhide (1974) The accent of compound nouns in the Tsugaru dialect of Japanese.
Nakai, Yukihiko (1990) On the Accent of Surnames in the Kyoto Dialect.
www.age.ne.jp /x/oswcjlrc/jlrc/sl-lib-e.htm   (13247 words)

  
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Pitch accents Japanese is considered a pitch accent language, in that the intonational system uses pitch to mark certain syllables in the speech stream.
In Tokyo Japanese it is most common for unaccented words to combine with adjacent words to form accentual phrases, though under some circumstances a sequence of accented words may combine, in which case the leftmost accent survives and subsequent accents in the phrase are deleted.
Accent uncertainty is most commonly found in regions of extremely reduced pitch range (for example, cases in which the pitch range of a phrase has been compressed due to the downstepping effect of a preceding accent, and/or by pragmatic or discourse factors.
www.cs.columbia.edu /~jjv/pubs/jtobi-webversion.doc   (7006 words)

  
 Talk:Tone language - Simple English Wikipedia
Although A. swedish and norwegian are more of "pitch languages" than "tone languages" and B. examples of pitch changing meaning in swedish and norwegian are actually quite rare.
It gives the speaker a foreign accent, though...
Japanese is actually a pitch language, just as swedish and norwegian, although the pitch differs between different dialects, and younger speakers often tend to ignore the pitch, thus giving the language a rather "flat" appearance.
simple.wikipedia.org /wiki/Talk:Tone_language   (155 words)

  
 Japan-in-Houston Events Calendar
Japanese I accelerated language course of the Division of Continuing Education at UH starts spring session (course no. 05SJPN0102C).
Language Culture Kai (ladies group) of the Japanese Association of Greater Houston will hold some sort of visit somewhere to see antique jewelries, an event which is somehow considered related to Valentine Day.
The manga-based film NIN x NIN NINJA HATTORI-KUN will be shown by the Japanese Association of Greater Houston at the Westchester Academy for International Studies from 3:00 pm to 4:40 pm.
ourworld.compuserve.com /homepages/StevenWJohnston/022005.htm   (529 words)

  
 ICSLP 1996 Abstract: Venditti / Swerts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The role of pitch accent in the intonational system of Japanese is very different from that in languages like Dutch or English: in Japanese, pitch accent is a lexical property of words and cannot be used to lend prominence to words at the sentence level.
However, pitch range variations on NPs, examined in terms of their position in a discourse segment and their information status, did show a correlation with discourse structure.
Venditti, Jennifer J. / Swerts, Marc (1996): "Intonational cues to discourse structure in Japanese", In ICSLP-1996, 725-728.
www.isca-speech.org /archive/icslp_1996/i96_0725.html   (180 words)

  
 Intonational Cues to Discourse Structure in Japanese - Venditti, Swerts (ResearchIndex)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The role of pitch accent in the intonational system of Japanese is very di#erent from that in languages like Dutch or English: in Japanese, pitch accent is a lexical property of words and cannot be used to lend prominence to words at the sentence level.
0.5: Pitch Accent in Context: Predicting Intonational Prominence from..
8 The distribution of pitch accents in instructions as a funct..
citeseer.ist.psu.edu /venditti96intonational.html   (440 words)

  
 Erratum: Pitch accent in spoken-word recognition in Japanese (JASA, 105, 1877-1888)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Erratum: Pitch accent in spoken-word recognition in Japanese (JASA, 105, 1877-1888)
NICI > Publications > 1999 > Erratum: Pitch accent in spoken-word recognition in Japanese (JASA, 105, 1877-1888)
Cutler, A., and Otake, T. Erratum: Pitch accent in spoken-word recognition in Japanese (JASA, 105, 1877-1888).
www.nici.kun.nl /Publications/1999/13647.html   (54 words)

  
 吴人社区 - pitchless Shanghainese: an option?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
This is because the pitch accents become different even as you head toward the suburbs.
The use of literary Chinese in Korean and Japanese demonstrated the capacity of non-tonal Chinese in expressing complex ideas, such as in "Kan shi" (Chinese poems" written by the Japanese.
In the middle ages, perhaps diplomatic envoys from Korea, Ryukyu, Vietnam and Japan conversed in a non-tonal literary Chinese lingua franca at a basic, mechanical level.
bbs.zanhei.com /printthread.php?t=219   (518 words)

  
 Japanese Word Accent
When a word has N morae in common Japanese, no.
(L) A mora in () is one Joshi, for a example, "ga" in Japanese.
On a Decision Method of Accent Type for Japanese Learning, IEICE Report of speech commitee, SP98-139, pp.1-8 (Feb. 1999).(in Japanese)
sp.cis.iwate-u.ac.jp /sp/lesson/j/doc/accent.html   (100 words)

  
 Yasuhiro Shirai   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Hirata, Y. Acquisition of Japanese Rhythm and Pitch Accent by English Native Speakers.
Jablonski, A. Watashi-wa Watashi, Anata-wa Anata-Personal Expressions of Japanese and the Education of the Language.
Kano, A. The Syntactic and Discourse Knowledge of zibun (self) among English-Speaking Learners of Japanese as a Foreign Language in the U.S. Dissertation Abstracts International, A: The Humanities and Social Sciences, 62(4), 1394-A. Kano, N. Taiguu Hyoogen and Language Teaching in Japan.
www.people.cornell.edu /pages/ys54/jpn.html   (9068 words)

  
 Phonology Lab Colloquium   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The most common theory of Japanese pitch accent predicts that words with final-accent and those with no accent have the same pitch within the word, and diverge only in the mora following the word.
In this experiment, longer words are used, and reiterant speech is used to lower variance.
All four speakers produced the words with a difference between the two accent types in the direction predicted by Pierrehumbert and Beckman's theory, and this difference is highly statistically significant.
trill.berkeley.edu /Talks/Collo96/4.29.96.html   (142 words)

  
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My current research focuses on three areas: 1) investigation of the efficacy of visual feedback based on acoustic parameters for phonological acquisition in second language; 2) exploration of the encoding of American English /r/ and /l/ in connected speech; and 3) development of the supraformant hypothesis for vowel systems.
In the area of visual feedback research we have worked primarily on the acquisition of Japanese pitch accent and contrastive duration using fundamental frequency contours for the feedback.
This work has resulted in a number of publications and presentations and one recent dissertation, by Yukari Hirata, who is now an assistant professor at Colgate University.
humanities.uchicago.edu /depts/linguistics/faculty/landahl.html   (858 words)

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