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Presentation 2011-08-05 14:15
Word-initial prosody in the utterance of Chinese Native Speakers Learning Japanese -- Through a comparison to the utterance of Japanese Native Speakers --
Kanliang Guo, Hiromu Sakai, Yosuke Igarashi (Hiroshima Univ.) TL2011-10
Abstract (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
(in English) In the utterance of Japanese native speakers, the pitch rising is observed from the first mora to the second mora of each phonological unites. In previous research, it is argued that word-initial prosody in the utterance of Chinese native speakers learning Japanese is different from those of Japanese native speakers. In this study, we examined word-initial prosody produced by Chinese learners in detail. We found that, although Japanese native speakers’ word initial prosody is influenced by syllable weight or weakening of accent, Chinese learners’ word initial prosody is not influenced by these factors. This result suggests that phonetic instruction about word-initial prosody is valuable for Chinese learners of Japanese.
Keyword (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
(in English) word-initial prosody / syllable weight / weakening of accent / pitch raising / phonetic instruction / / /  
Reference Info. IEICE Tech. Rep., vol. 111, no. 170, TL2011-10, pp. 13-18, Aug. 2011.
Paper # TL2011-10 
Date of Issue 2011-07-29 (TL) 
ISSN Print edition: ISSN 0913-5685  Online edition: ISSN 2432-6380
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Conference Information
Committee TL  
Conference Date 2011-08-05 - 2011-08-06 
Place (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
Place (in English) Hiroshima Univ. 
Topics (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
Topics (in English) Human Language Processing and Learning 
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Conference Code 2011-08-TL 
Language Japanese 
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Title (in English) Word-initial prosody in the utterance of Chinese Native Speakers Learning Japanese 
Sub Title (in English) Through a comparison to the utterance of Japanese Native Speakers 
Keyword(1) word-initial prosody  
Keyword(2) syllable weight  
Keyword(3) weakening of accent  
Keyword(4) pitch raising  
Keyword(5) phonetic instruction  
1st Author's Name Kanliang Guo  
1st Author's Affiliation Hiroshima University (Hiroshima Univ.)
2nd Author's Name Hiromu Sakai  
2nd Author's Affiliation Hiroshima University (Hiroshima Univ.)
3rd Author's Name Yosuke Igarashi  
3rd Author's Affiliation Hiroshima University (Hiroshima Univ.)
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Date Time 2011-08-05 14:15:00 
Presentation Time 30 
Registration for TL 
Paper # IEICE-TL2011-10 
Volume (vol) IEICE-111 
Number (no) no.170 
Page pp.13-18 
#Pages IEICE-6 
Date of Issue IEICE-TL-2011-07-29 

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