Sequential Voicing in Japanese

Papers from the NINJAL Rendaku Project

| National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics
| Yamagata University
ISBN 9789027259417 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027267092 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
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
Table of Contents
List of contributors
Timothy J. Vance
Generative treatments of rendaku and related issues
Shigeto Kawahara and Hideki Zamma
Psycholinguistic studies of rendaku
Shigeto Kawahara
Rendaku and Identity Avoidance: Consonantal Identity and moraic Identity
Shigeto Kawahara and Shin-ichiro Sano
Rendaku awareness of Japanese learners in Taiwan: Students at Ming Chuan University
Nobuyuki Nakazawa, Timothy J. Vance, Mark Irwin and Paul Lyddon
The Rendaku Database
Mark Irwin
Rosen’s Rule
Mark Irwin
Rendaku and individual segments
Timothy J. Vance and Atsushi Asai
Rendaku in Okinawan
Leon A. Serafim
Rendaku in Tōhoku Japanese: The Kahoku-chō Survey
Mizuki Miyashita, Mark Irwin, Ian Wilson and Timothy J. Vance
Rendaku in cross-linguistic perspective
Laurence Labrune
A rendaku bibliography
Mark Irwin
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BIC Subject: CF/2GJ – Linguistics/Japanese
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2016009028 | Marc record