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… presented at Phonology Association in Kansai. . Consequently, the devoicing process belongs to the phonetic domain. We investigate the hypothesis that infant-directed speech is a form of hyperspeech, optimized for intelligibility, by focusing on vowel devoicing in Japanese. Alright, so there are five vowels in Japanese, remember? 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. Generally speaking, in … 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. Some, There were also some researchers who considered, Recently two major studies were published, project on which this paper is based, reading seve, shared by these two studies is that both T, voiceless vowels are specified as [spread glottis], observations of the glottis using a fiberscope, vowels were produced with a wide glottal openi, narrow glottal opening. accented vowels are acoustically more marked than voiced accented vowels. 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). 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. The Phonological Component of a Grammar of Japanese. This constraint is phonetically grounded. The vowel may sound "whispered", or even deleted to foreigner speakers. This phenomenon of vowel deletion is customarily referred to as vowel devoicing. 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. VOWEL DEVOICING In Japanese, especially in the Tokyo dialect, high vowels normally drop when they occur between voiceless obstruents or in word-final position. 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). Thus, the analysis presented here w, The fact that high vowels devoice between. All rights reserved. voiceless fricatives. between two voiceless consonants as in (12). 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). 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]. Japanese listeners thus do not treat devoicing contexts as if they always contain vowels. Kongo Shuppan Co, Tokyo (1982), (in Japanese), 312pp. Paper, the production of the fricative consonants and. According to Uwano (1989), the accented mora in a word is enough to predict th, mora receive high pitch. Japanese is frequently cited as an exampl. Among those factors, dialectal varia-tions of FVD have long been investigated [e.g. 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. Speech aerodynamics and phonological universals. While devoicing high vowels between a continuant and /s/, in the following discussion, only vowels before /h/ are assumed to be not devoiceable, and the four. Ho, such a simple generalization does not hol. © 2015 S. Karger AG, Basel. (30) shows that, So far, four constraint rankings have been. 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. This situation is pr, In both cases, because the context is not relevant, markedness constraint. Thus, voiceless. Moreover, the rankings, predicted correct outputs in word-final position (, discussed in light of aerodynamic conditions. 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). 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. I further propose several constraints on the distribution of the feature [+s.g. consonants devoice except for those in some “inhibitory” contexts. This paper explores the gender construct in terms of such neurolinguistic predispositions, as well as the L2 evidence for socio-psychological and cognitive differences in orientation to accent, including motivation and strategy use. In this way, gender effects may be more clearly understood as extrinsic or intrinsic in nature. 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). 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). Whang Reconciling CV Phonotactics and High Vowel Deletion in Japanese there must be a high vowel that can be targeted by the process. Japanese Vowel Devoicing: Cases of Consecutive Devoicing … vowel 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. following context-sensitive markedness constraint: No voiced high vowel between voiceless consonants. t for the application of HVD does not obtain here. On the other hand, fully pronouncing vowels that would normally be devoic… 2001. ¿: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. 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. Neurolinguistic research suggests that females process language differently than males. 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. Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishers. 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. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 143 Here again, (22A.b) is ruled out in (22A), whereas (22B.b) is selected in (22B), because it sa, specific consonantal contexts. 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. 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/. In the standard and many other dialects of Japanese, the vowels 'i' and 'u' are often devoicedbetween two voiceless consonants or following a voiceless consonant at the end of a word. oned, high-pitched vowels are unlikely to devoice; whereas [s.g.] is a segmental feature. 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. 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. Chugai Pharmaceutical C... Jihei-shō Kenkyu, 2nd Ed., Noboru Nakane. 64–75. Fricative-vowel coarticulation in Japanese devoiced syllable: Acoustic and perceptual evidence. Access scientific knowledge from anywhere. long vowels never devoice regardless of quality, contexts. 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. 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. In Tokyo Japanese, high vowels can be devoiced typically between voiceless elements. 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. Cr, a phonemic contrast between voiced and voiceless vow, In addition, in order to prevent unnecessa, Correspondent segments in input and output, For allophonic variation, the ranking of the constraints is as, markedness constraint, i.e., (4) HVD domin, The correctness of this constraint ranking is illustra, The candidate (8b), which does not have devoicing, vowels in the input in order to maintain Richness, Again it is HVD that determines the outcome, wit, In order to account for the complementary di, necessary to prove that voicing of the vowels in the, no devoicing environment. ... 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. 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. She examined th, of information on the phonological systems of, voiceless vowels. : Rediscovering that development of printing culture is the origin of information society from a talk of Kochi Kabayama, Director, Printing Museum, Tokyo. 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). 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. word-final position and in the case of accented vowels. In Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society (BLS) 19, pp. Tsuchida, A. Honolulu: The University Press of Hawaii. 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). n. (1998). (2018). Join ResearchGate to find the people and research you need to help your work. In J. J. Jaeger, Jun, S.-A., Beckman, M. E., Niimi, S. & Tied, Nihongo Kyoiku 2: Nihongo no Onsei/Onin I. Ohso, M. (1973). However, it is also noted that, high vowels.) 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. Thus, the objects of the survey were limited to. 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. Lastly, explanation for the fact that long vowels do not, In addition to the canonical devoicing contex, where high vowels devoice. This tendency may be attributable to, sufficient time to build up the necessary subglottal, (i.e., high to low or low to high according to where, pitch throughout the syllable. Devoiced vowels are considered to be an important aspect of the phonology of Southern Ute, yet very little is known about the pronunciation of such segments. 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, . (1995). 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. 33–64. Working Papers of the Cornell Phonetics Laboratory, 9, 183–222. voiceless consonants ([1a] and [1b]). 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. (See. CT ni yoru shōni tōbu shindan, Morimi Shimada, Takehiko Okuno, Kiyoomi Sumi. This paper proposes a phonological analysis for vowel devoicing in T okyo Japanese using the framework of Optimality Theory (Prince and Smolensky, 1993). This means that the mouth still takes and hold the shape of the vowel for the duration of the mora, it isn't voiced. In th, This is the case of free variation where a, which each input is mapped to only one output. Conclusions follow in Section 4. rather than non-high, thus making voiceless high, ] are easier to auditorily differentiate th, eceding consonants than for non-high devoiced, els (Greenberg, 1969). If the initial and final Cin CyuCboth represent voiceless consonants, a reasonable expectation would be that voiceless /Cʲ/ would promote devoicing, whereas the … We measured vowel devoicing rates in a corpus of infant- and adult-directed Japanese speech, for both read and spontaneous speech, and right). Phonation threshold pressure: A missing link in glottal aerodynamics. Furthermore, the magnitude of the effects of factors examined are not provided in, ... Non-HVD is discussed in descriptive studies of Japanese vowel devoicing (e.g., Kondo 1997:72-74, 131-132, Maekawa & Kikuchi 2005, Vance 1987. This fact suggests that voiceless long vowels, Greenberg (1969) observed that long vowels are unive, vowels. (Non-high vowels may also drop, but less frequently and only in fast utterances [7, 8].) constraints used in the analysis. with a voiceless final vowel is selected. Deriving variation from gramma, Greenberg, J. H. (1969). Whisper [a] and you have pronounced a voiceless vowel. devoiced with accent shift (24a) or is devoiced and deaccentuated (24b). You remember that part? At the same time, female L2 learners may be more concerned about pronunciation accuracy than their male counterparts. In a future, rankings for vowel devoicing in other Japane, Anttila, A. 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, . iations, the second manifesting accent shift. However, this tendency may, the long vowel is placed in the word) or high. 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. 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). [h] takes. Vowel devoicing is a phenomenon in which vowels are produced without accompanying vocal fold vibration. The exception is when you hear a native speaker consistently voicing it. 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. 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. 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 Nihongo no akusento [Accent in the, 31-36. (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. Japanese listeners thus do not treat devoicing contexts as if they always contain vowels. [5] Cho, Y.-M. Y. 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. This can be most clearly seen in Sino-Japanese compounds. d, e.g., so called “word-final devoicing”. 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. The thesis explores the nature of postlexical representation, as compared to lexical representation. 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. However, the overwhelming majority of vowel sounds in speech are voiced, since vowel formants are modifications of a voiced airstream from the larynx. According to Shadle (1997: samples in the data in Table 1 have an /u/ following /h/, and none has an /i/ following /h/. constraint rankings and examples that can be accounted for by each ranking. We further show that in non-high vowels, this trend is reversed: speakers devoice more often in infant-directed speech and less often in read speech, suggesting that devoicing in the two types of vowels is driven by separate mechanisms in Japanese. Thus, adopting an approach, grounded in aerodynamics to this issue, the questi, of the two is the more important factor. January 2007; Project: Vowel devoicing in Japanese ), e first variant, the high vowel is devoiced and, ccentuation occurs and the second variants become unaccented. 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. 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. Japanese printing has been multi-media since its origin! If not, I invite you to go back and review itas that information will help with what we are about to discuss. Accented vow, (1998) observed that the glottis adductor muscle, conflicts with what is necessary for vowel devoi. while short high vowels can devoice in certain, pressure for voicing. Gender has received scant attention in L2 phonology studies, yet evidence for a female advantage in pronunciation has appeared throughout the past several decades. Phonation threshold pre, Uwano, Z. . The figur, that these two environments are different. 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. 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. 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. The activity of the adductor laryngeal muscles in respect to vowel devoicing in, Jaeger, J. J. A, those followed by an allophone of /h/ are less, n two plosives. ... 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. Shadle, C. H. (1997). 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. examples that allow devoicing of the accented vowel are excluded from the analysis. First, let us examine how, allow a voiceless accented vowel to occur in the first variant, *V, form, must be ranked lowest. assumed that the greater airflow necessary to, production of the preceding vowel anticipatorily; the, Footnote 9, there are fewer environments in which. I owe the acoustic description of HVD to Kondo (2005:238). If the onset consonant is a fricative, the sequence of it followed by a devoiced vowel is realized The aerodynamics of speec, Titze, I. R. (1992). 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. For example, a final-accented. In this article, we analyze the phonetic realizations of devoiced vowels from 8 fluent speakers of Southern Ute, a severely endangered Southern Numic Uto-Aztecan language spoken in Southwestern Colorado. JAPANESE VOWEL DEVOICING: CASES OF CONSECUTIVE DEVOICING ENVIRONMENTS In Japanese, the high vowels [i, in] become devoiced when they occur between voice less segments, e.g., [kitai] 'expectation'. the high vowel between two voiceless consonants is, at the non-high vowels, i.e., /e, a, o/ also, 1987: 48–49). 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. The context-free markedness constr, This constraint is motivated by various factor, vowels prevents them from devoicing. (1994). As already menti, vowels manifesting a pitch change are even less likely to do so. The canonical devoicing contex, where high vowels devoice represented in previous phonological studies so called “ word-final devoicing.! 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