Sequential Voicing in Japanese
Papers from the NINJAL Rendaku Project
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
© John Benjamins
Table of Contents
List of contributors | pp. ix–x
IntroductionTimothy J. Vance | pp. 1–12
Generative treatments of rendaku and related issuesShigeto Kawahara and Hideki Zamma | pp. 13–34
Psycholinguistic studies of rendakuShigeto Kawahara | pp. 35–46
Rendaku and Identity Avoidance: Consonantal Identity and moraic IdentityShigeto Kawahara and Shin-ichiro Sano | pp. 47–56
Rendaku awareness of Japanese learners in Taiwan: Students at Ming Chuan UniversityNobuyuki Nakazawa, Timothy J. Vance, Mark Irwin and Paul Lyddon | pp. 57–78
The Rendaku DatabaseMark Irwin | pp. 79–106
Rosen’s RuleMark Irwin | pp. 107–118
Rendaku and individual segmentsTimothy J. Vance and Atsushi Asai | pp. 119–138
Rendaku in OkinawanLeon A. Serafim | pp. 139–172
Rendaku in Tōhoku Japanese: The Kahoku-chō SurveyMizuki Miyashita, Mark Irwin, Ian Wilson and Timothy J. Vance | pp. 173–194
Rendaku in cross-linguistic perspectiveLaurence Labrune | pp. 195–234
A rendaku bibliographyMark Irwin | pp. 235–250
References | pp. 251–272
Index | pp. 273–280
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2018. Chapter 5. Autosegmental evaluative morphology in Japanese. In Topics in Theoretical Asian Linguistics [Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 250], ► pp. 97 ff.
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LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General