Presentation 1995/12/14
A Phonological Study on Japanese Discourse Markers (II)
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Abstract(in English) In this paper, we describe some of the phonological characteristics of discourse markers in naturally occurring utterances of Japanese. In particular, our description is specifically aimed at a characterization of prosodic features of such utterances as hai, un, ee. For the phonological characterization of prosodic features, we introduce a representational framework, in terms of which we describe the characteristic prosody patterns of discourse markers. Our analysis of actual data shows that our characterization within our domain has promising empirical merit, giving correct prediction for high percentage of the token instances. A new way of characterizing the subset of discourse markers is also touched upon.
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Keyword(in English) Dialogue understanding / discourse markers / intonation / phonology
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Title (in English) A Phonological Study on Japanese Discourse Markers (II)
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Keyword(1) Dialogue understanding
Keyword(2) discourse markers
Keyword(3) intonation
Keyword(4) phonology
1st Author's Name MASAHIT0 KAWAMORI
1st Author's Affiliation NTT Basic Research Laboratories()
2nd Author's Name TEKESHI KAWABATA
2nd Author's Affiliation NTT Basic Research Laboratories
3rd Author's Name AKIRA SHIMAZU
3rd Author's Affiliation NTT Basic Research Laboratories
Date 1995/12/14
Paper # NLC95-48,SP95-83
Volume (vol) vol.95
Number (no) 428
Page pp.pp.-
#Pages 8
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