Sequential Voicing in Japanese

Papers from the NINJAL Rendaku Project

Timothy J. Vance | National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics
Mark Irwin | Yamagata University
ISBN 9789027259417 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027267092 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
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The papers in this tightly focused collection all report recent research on aspects of rendaku (‘sequential voicing’), the well-known morphophonemic phenomenon in Japanese that affects initial consonants of non-initial elements in complex words (mostly compounds). The papers include broad surveys of theoretical analyses and of psycholinguistic studies, meticulous assessments (some relying on a new database) of many of the factors that putatively inhibit or promote rendaku, an investigation of how learners of Japanese as foreign language deal with rendaku, in-depth examinations of rendaku in a divergent dialect of Japanese and in a Ryukyuan language, and a cross-linguistic exploration of rendaku-like compound markers in unrelated languages. Since rendaku is ubiquitous but recalcitrantly irregular, it provides a challenge for any general theory of morphophonology. This collection should serve both to restrain oversimplified accounts of rendaku and to inspire to further research.
[Studies in Language Companion Series, 176] 2016.  ix, 279 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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Main BIC Subject

CF/2GJ: Linguistics/Japanese

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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