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Moras, Syllables, and Feet in Japanese
Language, Information and Computation : Proceedings of the 12th Pacific Asia Conference : 18-20 February 1998, Singapore (1998)
  • Seiichiro Inaba, California State University, Fullerton
Abstract
Han (1994) argues that moras are isochronous units, but no inference is drawn for isochrony regarding the length of the syllable in Japanese. As the tempo of speech increases, however, the phonetic reality of moras seems to become less obvious (Beckman 1982 and Larish 1989). This paper provides a new insight on the apparent gap between phonology and phonetics, which comes from the distinction between Initial Foot Parsing (IFP) and Surface Foot Parsing (SFP). Moreover, it emphasizes an important consideration of timing units larger than moras.
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Publication Date
1998
Editor
Jin Guo, Kim Teng Lua, and Jie Xu
Publisher
Chinese and Oriental Languages Information Society
Citation Information
Seiichiro Inaba. "Moras, Syllables, and Feet in Japanese" SingaporeLanguage, Information and Computation : Proceedings of the 12th Pacific Asia Conference : 18-20 February 1998, Singapore (1998) p. 106 - 117
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/seiichiro_inaba/9/