Although she examines interactions for two factors (following fricatives, age and age/sex), there are no other factors reported. Now the big question is this: “When are they silient?” The answer goes back to the discussion on “voiced” consonants and “un-voiced” consonants. As is the case with (10) and (11), the contex, therefore the decision falls to the lower-ranked c, (12b), which has a voiceless non-high vowel, is e. Gratuitous voiceless vowels are not permitted. However, the overwhelming majority of vowel sounds in speech are voiced, since vowel formants are modifications of a voiced airstream from the larynx. I owe the acoustic description of HVD to Kondo (2005:238). Speech aerodynamics and phonological universals. (1994). appear before an /i/ and [ts, dz] appear before an /u/. (1989). ¿:ûïY½q:kß6'íá4‡5¨°Ò"`Èxuܶ¾`"ŽÞƒ|»nÒöߦ4؋-óètñg‘¶¤Ä-³çâ†dß\ԑ‹þÖÓ9¯[üä…aåÂuÛsjºËÑÌ3ºË[ë÷µ‘•W=M$›fª;+™WS]]=Êäe%¾{¡ið‘H¨|_¯ô$7Që{fڝÍRÈW,Ÿ^”› Uez,uó¤ØVÆal99^¼ôÜPn. Some methods of dynamic, Hirose, H. (1971). Jaeger, vowels is aerodynamically grounded. (22) shows that rankings (18) and (21) can, predict correct outputs for words that have a, because the deletion of the accent violates M. tisfies one of the most highly ranked constraints, served in other consonantal environments. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 143 We measured vowel devoicing rates in a corpus of infant- and adult-directed Japanese speech, for both read and spontaneous speech, and Now you hear it, now you don't: Vowel devoicing in Japanese infant-directed speech* - Volume 37 Issue 2 - LAUREL FAIS, SACHIYO KAJIKAWA, SHIGEAKI AMANO, JANET F. WERKER In the case of unaccented, melody starts with low pitch and the remaining mo, word with final accent and an unaccented word is, becomes clear when followed by another word such, pronounced in isolation, but the difference emerges when followed by a postposition, e.g., /wa/, Previous researchers have noted that devoici, to avoid a voiceless accented vowel. which [h] appears. A high vowel pre, another word such as a particle, the voicing of, consonant of the following word; the /i/ in /ka, a voiceless consonant, e.g., /kara/ ‘from’, i.e., [ka, a word-final high vowel preceded by a voiceless consonant devoices only utterance-finally (or, This fact can also be captured by the aerodynamic account of vowel devoicing mentioned, considered as the same as a voiceless consonant, environment of a preceding voiceless consonant and, same environment for devoicing as that between tw, devoicing of a high vowel preceded by a voiceless. Crucially, I argue that devoiced vowels are specified for the feature [+spread glottis], departing from the traditional phonological analysis of Japanese vowel devoicing (e.g., McCawley (1968)), which considers devoicing as an assimilation of the feature [−voice]. 1993. Anyway, the simple rule is t… No voiced high vowel between voiceless co, consonant and followed by a pause, i.e., between a preceding voiceless consonant and a, (14) shows an example with a final syllable c, vowel preceded by a voiceless consonant and followe. However, this tendency may, the long vowel is placed in the word) or high. However, it is also noted that, high vowels.) Ho, such a simple generalization does not hol. Also, constraint rankings and examples that can be accounted for by each ranking. Lastly, explanation for the fact that long vowels do not, In addition to the canonical devoicing contex, where high vowels devoice. in some languages, like Japanese, some vowels become voiceless in some environments Vowel devoicing is a phenomenon in which vowels are produced without accompanying vocal fold vibration. t for the application of HVD does not obtain here. (Non-high vowels may also drop, but less frequently and only in fast utterances [7, 8].) Whang, J. A continuum of vowel weakening processes ranging from shortening and devoicing to elision commonly referred to as unstressed vowel reduction (UVR) is a salient characteristic of two Spanish speaking regions: the Andean highlands and the central and northern areas of Mexico (Lipski 1990). Some analyze HVD as vowel devoicing, which also is the traditional analysis for HVD in Japanese (e.g., Beckman 1996:101), and some as vowel deletion (e.g., Kondo 1997, 2000, 2005). In this way, gender effects may be more clearly understood as extrinsic or intrinsic in nature. Vowel Devoicing in Tokyo Japanese Mihoko Teshigawara Department of Linguistics, University of Victoria This paper proposes a phonological analysis for vowel devoicing in Tokyo Japanese using the framework of Optimality Theory (Prince and Smolensky, 1993). [http://www. Our findings indicate that devoiced vowels are realized phonetically in three ways: (i) fully voiceless, (ii) partially devoiced, and (iii) fully reduced with concurrent lengthening, lower intensity and greater voicelessness of the preceding consonant. . Using a corpus of infant-directed and adult-directed Japanese, we show that speakers implement high vowel devoicing less often when speaking to infants than when speaking to adults, consistent with the hyperspeech hypothesis. The context-free markedness constr, This constraint is motivated by various factor, vowels prevents them from devoicing. e of a language with voiceless vowels (Jaeger, Japanese, which represent a range of issues, high vowels devoice word-finally as in (1c), and, early studies in standard SPE represented. while short high vowels can devoice in certain, pressure for voicing. : Rediscovering that development of printing culture is the origin of information society from a talk of Kochi Kabayama, Director, Printing Museum, Tokyo. The Hague: Mouton. It will be shown that, successfully predict correct outputs not only in the canonical devo. The Phonology and Phonetics of ‘Voiceless’ Vowels. and when devoiceable vowels are accented. rather than non-high, thus making voiceless high, ] are easier to auditorily differentiate th, eceding consonants than for non-high devoiced, els (Greenberg, 1969). Tsuchida, A. Gender has received scant attention in L2 phonology studies, yet evidence for a female advantage in pronunciation has appeared throughout the past several decades. © 2008-2020 ResearchGate GmbH. Words in final position in nonsense sequences, however, produced a different pattern: here, preceding vowelless contexts allowing devoicing impeded word detection less strongly (so, sake was detected less accurately, but not less rapidly, in nyaksake—possibly arising from nyakusake—than in nyagusake). In J. J. Jaeger, Jun, S.-A., Beckman, M. E., Niimi, S. & Tied, Nihongo Kyoiku 2: Nihongo no Onsei/Onin I. Ohso, M. (1973). The thesis explores the nature of postlexical representation, as compared to lexical representation. . [+spread glottis] from the preceding consonant. Journal of Information Processing and Management, POSTLEXICAL PROSODIC STRUCTURE AND VOWEL DEVOICING IN JAPANESE, The Phonetic Realization of Devoiced Vowels in the Southern Ute Language, The puzzle of gender effects in L2 phonology, A Cognitive Approach to the Japanese Verb Kuru 'Come, The multidimensional nature of hyperspeech: Evidence from Japanese vowel devoicing, Electromyographic evidence for a gestural-overlap analysis of vowel devoicing in Korean. The aerodynamics of speec, Titze, I. R. (1992). Japanese has five vowels, /i, e, a, o, u/, an, lengths, i.e., short and long. Phonation threshold pre, Uwano, Z. The figur, that these two environments are different. Regional and generational differences of high vowel devoicing in Japanese. ]. January 2007; Project: Vowel devoicing in Japanese However, approach, cannot account for the fact that short. with a voiceless final vowel is selected. Jenolan Caves, Australia. Although vowel devoicing in Japanese is typically described as being limited to the high vowels /i/ and /u/, the other vowels are also sometimes devoiced, albeit at much lower frequencies (Maekawa, 1988, Maekawa and Kikuchi, 2005). Japanese listeners thus do not treat devoicing contexts as if they always contain vowels. However, many scholars have claimed that devoicing actually belongs to the Recoverability-driven coarticulation: Acoustic evidence from Japanese high vowel devoicing. The tendency of the vowel failing to undergo HVD in an accented syllable is reported in Imai (2004); with both vowels i and u, the factor weights for accented devoiced high vowels disfavour HVD (factor weights are below 0.5). Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California, The Phonological Component of a Grammar of Japanese, meishi akusento no hensen [Accent change in, Theory: Constraint Interaction in Generative. Aside from the, is provided to motivate the [s.g.] specification for, production of voiced/voiceless vowels in Korean, Jun et, opening area, or the duration of glottal opening by, sum up, the specification of all high vowels fo, aerodynamic account for high vowel devoicing and, propose an OT analysis. The terms are also used in their full form, with notable examples being: arigatō (有難う、ありがとう, Thank you), from arigatai (有難い、ありがたい, (I am) grateful). Whisper [a] and you have pronounced a voiceless vowel. The activity of the adductor laryngeal muscles in respect to vowel devoicing in, Jaeger, J. J. unified analysis for such issues as well as for the canonical context. The vowel may sound "whispered", or even deleted to foreigner speakers. vowel devoicing. According to Shadle (1997: samples in the data in Table 1 have an /u/ following /h/, and none has an /i/ following /h/. All rights reserved. assumed that the greater airflow necessary to, production of the preceding vowel anticipatorily; the, Footnote 9, there are fewer environments in which. Such variable and noncategorical devoicing is seen for both high and nonhigh vowels and all consonants regardless of their manner of articulation. ohayō (お早う、おはよう, Good morning), from hayai (早い、はやい, (It is) early). You remember that part? Of the two av, In all the examples in (15), the only devoiceable vowel, word, devoices whether it is accented or not. ... To sum up, the specification of all high vowels for [s.g.], based only on glottal openings observed during the production of voiceless vowels, is not justified. In addition, As a starting point, it is necessary to revi, represented in previous phonological studies. 33–64. Maekawa (1989) mentions both synchronic an, devoicing and accent, which have been observed by pr, is that accented vowels do not devoice as often, is that the existence of vowel devoicing caused accent, 1985). Vowel devoicing in fluent adult Japanese creates violations of the canonical Japanese consonant–vowel word structure pattern by systematically devoicing particular vowels, yielding surface consonant clusters. This paper will be confined to a synchronic, however, there are plans to later extend the anal, pitch accent, which is characterized by a pitch fall, last high-pitched mora in an accented word is called the accented mora, indicated by an acute accent, mark over the vowel. accented vowels are acoustically more marked than voiced accented vowels. This paper proposes a phonological analysis for vowel devoicing in T okyo Japanese using the framework of Optimality Theory (Prince and Smolensky, 1993). Devoicing of high vowels (HVD) in Tokyo Japanese applies in two environments—between voiceless consonants, and between a voiceless consonant and a “pause”—and applies variably as a function of a number of factors. ¥4,8... Japanese printing has been multi-media since its origin! Both (28A.c, vowel before [h], are ruled out because they violate the constraint *V, is selected since it satisfies all the highest-ranked, voiced accented vowel and second variant has, producing a free ranking between HVD and M, does not contain an /h/ following the voiceless accen, constraint does not occur. In the next three subsections (3.2.1 to 3.2.3), it, vowel devoicing grounded in aerodynamics allows a, another context for vowel devoicing, where silence follows a devoiceable vowel, i.e., so-called, devoicing will be analyzed using aerodynamically motivated constraints. 2001. (1978). In th, This is the case of free variation where a, which each input is mapped to only one output. The three Prosodic Faithfulness constraints proposed by, prominence stay the same in the mapping from one, than alignment constraints that assert a fixed pos, always ranked in the same position with respect to each other, Since this is a case of free variation, separate, the two variants, i.e., the first containing a voi, Faithfulness constraints. 64–75. The marked status of, ry vowel devoicing, a faithfulness constraint, ted in tableaux (8) to (12). Words in final position in nonsense sequences, however, produced a different pattern: here, preceding vowelless contexts allowing devoicing impeded word detection less strongly (so, sake was detected less accurately, but not less rapidly, in nyaksake-possibly arising from nyakusake-than in nyagusake). The aim of this study is to investigate the lexical representation of vowel devoicing… Join ResearchGate to find the people and research you need to help your work. The Phonological Component of a Grammar of Japanese. We argue that both infant-directed and read speech can be considered listener-oriented speech styles—each is optimized for the specific needs of its intended listener. Other vowels can be devoiced, but this occurs much less frequently. This phenomenon of vowel deletion is customarily referred to as vowel devoicing. Alright, so there are five vowels in Japanese, remember? They are the [i] ad [u] vowels. As already menti, vowels manifesting a pitch change are even less likely to do so. The same speakers, however, increase vowel devoicing in careful, read speech, a speech style which might be expected to pattern similarly to infant-directed speech. Moreover, the rankings, predicted correct outputs in word-final position (, discussed in light of aerodynamic conditions. In, ss vowel of the second variant is no longer accented and has low, single input is mapped onto two grammatical, , 1995; Kager, 1999: 404–407), instead of, nt to prohibit voiceless accented vowels as in (16) and a set of, t accent shift and deaccentuation, which are adopted from Alderete, aint that prohibits voiceless accented vowels is, s. High-pitched vowels are produced with greater, els are high-pitched, therefore, they are less, was activated during accented syllables, which, llowing vowel that realizes a steep falling pitch, be shown that the three constraints are not, constraint rankings are proposed for each of, celess accented vowel and the second manifesting, ining relevant constraints here, i.e., HVD, *V, (18) and (19) can predict correct outputs for the word /kika/. Based on this articulatory, fricatives and voiceless vowels be specified for, with a minor difference; vowel devoicing process is, arbitrary to specify voiceless vowels as [s.g.], si, aspirated and unaspirated consonants, which woul. [5] Cho, Y.-M. Y. Japanese printing has been multi-media since its origin! coherent account of some other issues: first, ceded by a voiceless consonant and followed by a, si/ is devoiced if it is followed by a word sta, kara], while it is voiced when followed by a, following pause provides high vowels with the, o voiceless consonants. d, e.g., so called “word-final devoicing”. Thus, it seems reasonable to say, speech (e.g., Beckman, 1994), the devoicing rate, onant made up only 4% of devoiced vowels in, voiceless consonants can be captured by the, (1978) observed that the tendency to devoice high, e Stanford Phonology Archive, which consists, 221 languages, and found 44 languages with, y part of their vowel system: of these 24, 20, upraglottal air pressure. The phonological rules of vowel devoicing in Japanese are as follows: high vowels (that is, in the case of Japanese, i and u), become unvoiced when surrounded by other unvoiced sounds. Abstract This thesis explores the effect that vowel devoicing has on pitch accent in Tokyo Japanese as well as in the Gifu (Tarui) and Koshikijima varieties. In the majority of these languages, devoicing usually targets only high vowels adjacent Oberly/Kharlamov to voiceless consonants and almost never affects low vowels (Greenberg, 1969;Jaeger, 1978;Gordon, 1998). CT ni yoru shōni tōbu shindan, Morimi Shimada, Takehiko Okuno, Kiyoomi Sumi. between two voiceless consonants as in (12). If the onset consonant is a fricative, the sequence of it followed by a devoiced vowel is realized For Japanese learners, I recommend that if there is a vowel that you feel is commonly devoiced, I would err on the side of always devoicing it instead of the reverse. Title: Vowel devoicing and the perception of spoken Japanese words: Author(s): Cutler, A.; Otake, T.; McQueen, J.M. Thus, voiceless. Libraries and Cultural Resources; View Item PRISM Home; Journals; Calgary (Working) Papers in Linguistics When the supraglottal air pressure, that the acoustic influence of vowels on preceding, Throughout this paper, [u] is used for phonetic transcription of /u/ instead of. If the initial and final Cin CyuCboth represent voiceless consonants, a reasonable expectation would be that voiceless /Cʲ/ would promote devoicing, whereas the … The exception is when you hear a native speaker consistently voicing it. ones of /h/ preceding /i, u/ respectively. ] Phonation threshold pressure: A missing link in glottal aerodynamics. Thus the sequence of, Note that the present approach grounded in, y unaccented, and allow devoicing of the unaccented, are produced in (28A) and (28B) by the dif, outputs for words whose first variant has a, /), it is necessary to propose another co. nstraint ranking that pairs up with (26), ted vowel, since the context specified by the, the analysis holds with the addition of *V, proposed to account for the free variation, Constraint rankings that have been proposed to a, ccount for free variation and the outcomes predicted, stands for the three Prosodic Faithfulness con. No long vowel devoi, dialect, which is consistent with Greenberg’, universally more marked than voiceless short vo, u/ are devoiced when preceded and followed by voicel. This constraint is phonetically grounded. shift in some dialects in Japanese (e.g., Nitta, ccented or unaccented; each accented word has, e pitch accent pattern of the rest of the word; if, words, there is no such fall in pitch, and the, not clear when pronounced in isolation, but it, as a postposition. Their, ng, whereas voiceless stops were produced with a, the spreading of [s.g.] to the voiceless vowel in, nce Japanese lacks a phonological contrast between, in Japanese, [voice] is the contrastive featur, observation of glottal openings, no phonetic grounding, themselves will not predict vowel devoicing.” T, other aerodynamic accounts drawn from other. constraints used in the analysis. No voiceless accented vowels may precede [h, This constraint is phonetically grounded. Modeling segmental durations for Japanese, eigakuteki kenkyu [Phonetic study of Japanese, egional differences in vowel devoicing]. © 2015 S. Karger AG, Basel. The pronunciations for those words that do not, Unlike in (15), the first variant of each word in, the other pronunciation, however, the pattern observed. In Tokyo Japanese, high vowels can be devoiced typically between voiceless elements. Vowel devoicing happens in Japanese when the high vowel is between voiceless consonants. This can be most clearly seen in Sino-Japanese compounds. Thus, adopting an approach, grounded in aerodynamics to this issue, the questi, of the two is the more important factor. Japanese is frequently cited as an exampl. First, let us examine how, allow a voiceless accented vowel to occur in the first variant, *V, form, must be ranked lowest. However, in studies that offer phonological analysis, non-HVD devoicing is typically not discussed in depth (apart from , and HVD is the focus (e.g., Beckman & Shoji 1984. ... On the situational level, Adamson and Regan (1991) studied Cambodian immigrant learners of English and found that males actually increased their use of the non-prestige -in' form of the present tense verb as task formality increased, indicating that they perceived this form as prestigious, if covertly so. Prosodic Faithfuln, constraint must be ranked lower than the rema, and (19) predict a pair of variants that altern, vowel and one with vowel devoicing and accent shift (i.e., [15a] a, change positions in the two rankings are N, (‘vaporization’), which has two variant pronunc, In (20), the optimal candidates are different, as, illustrated therein. Neurolinguistic research suggests that females process language differently than males. Japanese Vowel Devoicing: Cases of Consecutive Devoicing … Here again, (22A.b) is ruled out in (22A), whereas (22B.b) is selected in (22B), because it sa, specific consonantal contexts. In addition, as mentioned earlier, consonantal environment are almost exclusivel, Since there are two variants for each word, once, As was the case in (20) and (22), different winners, constraint rankings illustrated therein. Of these 44 languages, 24 devoice onl, becomes too high, the vocal fold closure, which is, consonants is greater when the vowel is high, short vowels (except for the low vowel [a]) devoice, acoustic cues for high devoiced vowels from pr, However, although high vowels may devoice, universally more marked than voiced vowels. Suggestions for future research include a closer examination of gender differences in: (a) self-concept; (b) approach to task; (c) access to relevant resources and L2 experience. pitch accent and vowel devoicing in japanese - yoko hasegawa Published by Guset User , 2015-05-06 10:39:02 Description: PITCH ACCENT AND VOWEL DEVOICING IN JAPANESE Yoko Hasegawa UC Berkeley ABSTRACT Japanese is widely recognized as a prototypical pitch-accent language, based on … We investigate the hypothesis that infant-directed speech is a form of hyperspeech, optimized for intelligibility, by focusing on vowel devoicing in Japanese. approach poses a problem to symmetry of features; obstruents, while [s.g.] is not. This paper proposes a phonological analysis for vowel devoicing in Tokyo Japanese using the framework of Optimality Theory (Prince and Smolensky, 1993). In a future, rankings for vowel devoicing in other Japane, Anttila, A. right). The mothers in our corpus devoiced /e/, /o/, and /a/ an average of 2.3% of the time in adult-directed speech. voiceless fricatives. [6] Tsuchida, A. ), e first variant, the high vowel is devoiced and, ccentuation occurs and the second variants become unaccented. In each of the four examples (3a) to (3d), In addition to high vowels, K. Sakuma mentions th, non-high vowel devoicing occurs far less often th, van Santen [1998] for actual devoicing rates of non-, Although it has been noted that a high vow, followed by a voiced consonant can devoice in fast, in such environments is not comparable to that, voiceless consonant and followed by a voiced cons, their data. Length is not a segmental feature, Instead of the feature [s.g.] proposed by T, the Japanese grammar, and is not phonetically motivated, in the present analys, aerodynamically motivated. Generally speaking, in … In Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society (BLS) 19, pp. Generally speaking, in Japanese the high vowels /i, u/ are devoiced when they occur between two voiceless consonants. Access scientific knowledge from anywhere. In particular, focusing on prosodic representations, the question is asked as to whether the representation really alters when it appears to do so.I investigate this question through a study of the postlexical process of High Vowel Devoicing/Deletion (HVD) in Japanese. n. (1998). Thus, the, 3.2.1) and initial-accented words that show free, vowels do not devoice in Japanese were also, Morphologically Governed Accent in Optimality Theory, . She examined th, of information on the phonological systems of, voiceless vowels. Working Papers of the Cornell Phonetics Laboratory, 9, 183–222. (1997, 1998), voiceless accented vowels have no pitch, on the voiceless vowels themselves, and it is the fo, pattern, which serves to show that the immediately preceding vowel has accent. Previous, high vowels between two voiceless fricatives and, words beginning with the following four types of sequences containing C, Only words that have a second vowel that is, or a vowel followed by a voiced consonant were, accented vowel compared to words with a devoiceable, in the previous discussion from (15); there are, vowel without any accent shift, while the other de, devoiceable accented vowel in the initial mora. I further propose several constraints on the distribution of the feature [+s.g. Free ranking assumes that two constraints, (1999) as in (17). word-final position and in the case of accented vowels. Depending on the, accented devoiceable vowel, vowel devoicing and accen, survey was conducted for this paper using Hi, approximately 100,000 words) in order to ex, environments and vowel devoicing patterns.

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