A Psycholinguistic Perspective on Finnish and Japanese Prosody: Perception, Production and Child Acquisition of Consonantal Quantity Distinctions

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Springer Science & Business Media, Nov 30, 2000 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 172 pages
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In this monograph Katsura Aoyama presents a series of psycholinguistic investigations on consonantal distinctions in Finnish and Japanese. The author deftly describes differences in adult production, perception, and child acquisition of these distinctions. This is an important work for those interested in recent developments in theoretical and psycholinguistics.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION
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CHAPTER 2 BACKGROUND
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22 Geminates and the Mora
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23 The Moratiming Hypothesis
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FREQUENCIES OF LONG VOWELS AND GEMINATE CONSONANTS IN FINNISH AND JAPANESE
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34 Results
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Implications for the Experiments
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CHAPTER 4 DISCRIMINATION BOUNDARY BETWEEN THE SINGLE AND GEMINATE CONSONANTS
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CHAPTER 6 ACQUISITION OF THE NASAL QUANTITY CONTRASTS
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62 Purpose of the Experiments and Research Questions
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The Acquisition of Nasal Quantity Contrast in Finnish
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The Acquisition of Nasal Quantity Contrast in Japanese
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65 Discussion of Experiments 7 and 8
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66 Summary of Experiments 7 and 8
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OVERALL CROSS LINGUISTIC COMPARISON
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72 Phonological Representations and Phonological Processing
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Production
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SingleGeminate Nasal Boundary in Japanese Production
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44 Discussion of Experiments 1 and 2
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45 Experiment 3 SingleGeminate Nasal Boundary in Finnish Perception
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Perception
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47 Discussion of Experiments 3 and 4
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48 Summary
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A CROSSLINGUISTIC STUDY
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Japanese Speakers Perception of Finnish Nasal Quantity Contrasts
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54 Discussion of Experiment 5 and 6
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55 Summary of Experiments 5 and 6
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73 Moratiming Reconsidered
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CHAPTER 8 SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION
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REFERENCES
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APPENDIX I WAVEFORMS AND SPECTROGRAMS FOR THE WORDS HANA AND HANNA
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APPENDIX II SAMPLE PICTURES AND QUESTIONS
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APPENDIX III DATA FROM EXPERIMENTS 1 AND 2
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APPENDIX IV DATA FROM EXPERIMENTS 3 AND 4
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APPENDIX V DATA FROM EXPERIMENTS 5 AND 6
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APPENDIX VI DATA FROM EXPERIMENTS 7 AND 8
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