The Phonology of Japanese by Laurence LabruneThe Phonology of Japanese by Laurence Labrune

The Phonology of Japanese

byLaurence Labrune

Hardcover | March 15, 2012

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This book provides the fullest account of Japanese phonology ever published. At the same time it makes original contributions both to current understanding of the Japanese sound system and to contemporary phonological theory more generally. After a consideration of the history of linguistic variation in Japanese, the book focuses on modern standard Japanese and its major dialectical variations. Professor Labrune presents a critical overview of current Japanese phonology and new analyses of the central features of Japanese phonology,including segment inventory, the phonology of voicing, the nature of moraic segments, the mora, the syllable, the foot and the upper prosodic units, and accent. Drawing on her own extensive research and on published work in and outside Japan Professor Labrune presents a synthesis of work within andoutside Japan. In doing so she shows the great value as well as some of the limitations of approaches derived from Japanese traditional linguistics and philology, work which has largely been ignored outside the country. Her balanced, clear presentation will appeal to phonologists and their advancedstudents throughout the world.
Laurence Labrune is Assistant Professor of Phonology and Deputy Director of the ERSS at the University of Bordeaux Michel de Montaigne. She is the author of La phonologie du japonais (Peeters and le Societe de Linguistique de Paris, 2006) and, co-authored with E. Delais-Roussarie, Des sons et des sens : Donnees et modeles en phonologie...
Title:The Phonology of JapaneseFormat:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.03 inPublished:March 15, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199545839

ISBN - 13:9780199545834

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Table of Contents

1. IntroductionReferences2. Vowels3. Consonants4. The Phonology of Consonant Voicing5. Special Segments6. Prosodic Units7. AccentIndex