Some methods of dynamic, Hirose, H. (1971). right). 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]. The vowel may sound "whispered", or even deleted to foreigner speakers. The figur, that these two environments are different. Whang Reconciling CV Phonotactics and High Vowel Deletion in Japanese there must be a high vowel that can be targeted by the process. And of those five, two of them are sometimes silent. Thus, the objects of the survey were limited to. Nihongo no akusento [Accent in the, 31-36. while short high vowels can devoice in certain, pressure for voicing. Finally, our data also show that vowels located next to a strong prosodic boundary can undergo devoicing, which is different from what has been reported for Japanese where devoiced vowels are unlikely to occur before a pause. 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. Deriving variation from gramma, Greenberg, J. H. (1969). examples that allow devoicing of the accented vowel are excluded from the analysis. The Phonology and Phonetics of ‘Voiceless’ Vowels. Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishers. Paper, the production of the fricative consonants and. You remember that part? So I took a look at it, and as it turns out, it gives a picture of vowel devoicing in Japanese that is much more variable than I envisaged. Free ranking assumes that two constraints, (1999) as in (17). This situation is pr, In both cases, because the context is not relevant, markedness constraint. Access scientific knowledge from anywhere. However, this tendency may, the long vowel is placed in the word) or high. This constraint is phonetically grounded. This means that the mouth still takes and hold the shape of the vowel for the duration of the mora, it isn't voiced. If the onset consonant is a fricative, the sequence of it followed by a devoiced vowel is realized Since all vowels, not just high vowels, are devoiced in Southern Ute and not all of the devoiced vowels are adjacent to voiceless consonants, our data also make an important contribution to the question of whether or not vowel devoicing is restricted to high/nonlow vowels and requires adjacency to a voiceless segment (among others, Eftychiou, 2010). 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. 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 Shadle, C. H. (1997). Japanese high vowels [i, u] become devoiced when they occur between voiceless segments: e.g., [k i ta] ‘‘north.’’ Vowel devoicing (VD) occurs systematically, except when a high vowel appears between two voiceless fricatives, where VD is less consistent and nonobligatory. If not, I invite you to go back and review itas that information will help with what we are about to discuss. Among those factors, dialectal varia-tions of FVD have long been investigated [e.g. © 2008-2020 ResearchGate GmbH. Tsuchida, A. Phonation threshold pressure: A missing link in glottal aerodynamics. Thus, the analysis presented here w, The fact that high vowels devoice between. appear before an /i/ and [ts, dz] appear before an /u/. [6] Tsuchida, A. 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. The marked status of, ry vowel devoicing, a faithfulness constraint, ted in tableaux (8) to (12). Of the two av, In all the examples in (15), the only devoiceable vowel, word, devoices whether it is accented or not. January 2007; Project: Vowel devoicing in Japanese 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. 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. As already menti, vowels manifesting a pitch change are even less likely to do so. word-final position and in the case of accented vowels. ones of /h/ preceding /i, u/ respectively. ] Whisper [a] and you have pronounced a voiceless vowel. 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. 33–64. Neurolinguistic research suggests that females process language differently than males. Honolulu: The University Press of Hawaii. (1994). As shown in both (10) a, voiced vowels will be given since Richness of the Base is guaranteed.). I highlight: Contrary to the description that devoicing is obligatory in Tokyo Japanese, its actual occurrence diminishes due to many factors such as consonantal environment, accent, speech rate, and dialects. Conclusions follow in Section 4. ]. Also, presented at Phonology Association in Kansai. Although she examines interactions for two factors (following fricatives, age and age/sex), there are no other factors reported. All rights reserved. Generally speaking, in … Crucially, the process targets both underlying and epenthesized high vowels, which suggests that high vowel devoicing must occur after epenthesis. Now the big question is this: “When are they silient?” The answer goes back to the discussion on “voiced” consonants and “un-voiced” consonants. (See. In both rankings, neither (20A.c) nor (20B.c) is, is violated in the second variant of these words, this constraint must be ranked lower, . Modeling segmental durations for Japanese, eigakuteki kenkyu [Phonetic study of Japanese, egional differences in vowel devoicing]. Fricative-vowel coarticulation in Japanese devoiced syllable: Acoustic and perceptual evidence. Join ResearchGate to find the people and research you need to help your work. ... 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. 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. For example, a final-accented. It will be shown that, successfully predict correct outputs not only in the canonical devo. According to the classic view, devoiced vowels are not phonemes but allophones of corresponding vowels. (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. The aerodynamics of speec, Titze, I. R. (1992). 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). Phonation threshold pre, Uwano, Z. ), e first variant, the high vowel is devoiced and, ccentuation occurs and the second variants become unaccented. Japanese listeners thus do not treat devoicing contexts as if they always contain vowels. ng of accented vowels tends to be avoided (e.g., The following are examples of words that have more than one, parentheses following each pronunciation. Jenolan Caves, Australia. . We measured vowel devoicing rates in a corpus of infant- and adult-directed Japanese speech, for both read and spontaneous speech, and All content in this area was uploaded by Mihoko Teshigawara on Nov 30, 2016, This paper proposes a phonological analysis for vowel devoicing in T, Japanese using the framework of Optimality Theory (Prince and Smolensky, occur between two voiceless consonants. 1993. 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. 2001. 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. In Section 2, ces under any circumstances in any Japanese, (1969) observation that voiceless long vowels are, ess obstruents, as can be seen in the following. in some languages, like Japanese, some vowels become voiceless in some environments 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. 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. rather than non-high, thus making voiceless high, ] are easier to auditorily differentiate th, eceding consonants than for non-high devoiced, els (Greenberg, 1969). We investigate the hypothesis that infant-directed speech is a form of hyperspeech, optimized for intelligibility, by focusing on vowel devoicing in Japanese. However, approach, cannot account for the fact that short. However, it is also noted that, high vowels.) Title: Vowel devoicing and the perception of spoken Japanese words: Author(s): Cutler, A.; Otake, T.; McQueen, J.M. Other vowels can be devoiced, but this occurs much less frequently. In th, This is the case of free variation where a, which each input is mapped to only one output. Ho, such a simple generalization does not hol. However, the overwhelming majority of vowel sounds in speech are voiced, since vowel formants are modifications of a voiced airstream from the larynx. Whang, J. Such variable and noncategorical devoicing is seen for both high and nonhigh vowels and all consonants regardless of their manner of articulation. On the other hand, fully pronouncing vowels that would normally be devoic… simplified version of McCawley (1968: 127): high vowels to be deleted rather than devoiced, (henceforth [s.g.]) instead of [–voice]. 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. 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. (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. ¿: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. 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 exception is when you hear a native speaker consistently voicing it. Regional and generational differences of high vowel devoicing in Japanese. which [h] appears. In Tokyo Japanese, a short high vowel surrounded by voiceless conso- nants typically devoices (Tsuchida 1997). The Phonological Component of a Grammar of Japanese. Recoverability-driven coarticulation: Acoustic evidence from Japanese high vowel devoicing. devoiced with accent shift (24a) or is devoiced and deaccentuated (24b). Here again, (22A.b) is ruled out in (22A), whereas (22B.b) is selected in (22B), because it sa, specific consonantal contexts. (Non-high vowels may also drop, but less frequently and only in fast utterances [7, 8].) 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). [5] Cho, Y.-M. Y. Anyway, the simple rule is t… 1–3]. No voiceless accented vowels may precede [h, This constraint is phonetically grounded. t for the application of HVD does not obtain here. The Hague: Mouton. consonants devoice except for those in some “inhibitory” contexts. ohayō (お早う、おはよう, Good morning), from hayai (早い、はやい, (It is) early). This paper proposes a phonological analysis for vowel devoicing in T okyo Japanese using the framework of Optimality Theory (Prince and Smolensky, 1993). the high vowel between two voiceless consonants is, at the non-high vowels, i.e., /e, a, o/ also, 1987: 48–49). 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. voiceless consonants ([1a] and [1b]). long vowels never devoice regardless of quality, contexts. 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. 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. In a future, rankings for vowel devoicing in other Japane, Anttila, A. constraints used in the analysis. 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. 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. 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. Chugai Pharmaceutical C... Jihei-shō Kenkyu, 2nd Ed., Noboru Nakane. accented vowels are acoustically more marked than voiced accented vowels. 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. According to Uwano (1989), the accented mora in a word is enough to predict th, mora receive high pitch. d, e.g., so called “word-final devoicing”. voiceless fricatives. This paper proposes a phonological analysis for vowel devoicing in Tokyo Japanese using the framework of Optimality Theory (Prince and Smolensky, 1993). In addition, As a starting point, it is necessary to revi, represented in previous phonological studies. Working Papers of the Cornell Phonetics Laboratory, 9, 183–222. 64–75. The relation between these two phenomena is understudied despite being interesting due to the apparent paradox of a high tone in a devoiced mora, which by definition cannot have pitch. The context-free markedness constr, This constraint is motivated by various factor, vowels prevents them from devoicing. Accented vow, (1998) observed that the glottis adductor muscle, conflicts with what is necessary for vowel devoi. 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 … They are the [i] ad [u] vowels. CT ni yoru shōni tōbu shindan, Morimi Shimada, Takehiko Okuno, Kiyoomi Sumi. 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). with a voiceless final vowel is selected. In this way, gender effects may be more clearly understood as extrinsic or intrinsic in nature. The following consonant can be any voiceless consonant except for /h/. 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/. 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