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Tamaoka, Katsuo
Terao, Yasushi
NDC
Japanese
abstract
Because the Japanese phonetic script (i.e., kana) represents moraic units, it is often claimed that Japanese people assemble phonology at the moraic unit. Two experiments were conducted to investigate the unit for naming visually presented stimuli, focusing on the special nasals /N/, geminates /Q/, long vowels /R/, and dual vowels /J/. The special sounds create two morae when there is only one syllable. Experiments 1 and 2 compared the production of three-mora, three-syllable and three-mora, two-syllable real, and nonsense words. The findings indicated that native Japanese speakers named the three-mora words containing the special sounds more quickly. Accordingly, it is posited that special sounds are named as syllable units rather than moraic units.
journal title
Applied Psycholinguistics
volume
Volume 25
issue
Issue 1
start page
1
end page
27
date of issued
2004
publisher
Cambridge University Press
issn
0142-7164
language
eng
nii type
Journal Article
HU type
Journal Articles
DCMI type
text
format
application/pdf
text version
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rights
Copyright (c) 2004 Cambridge University Press
relation is version of URL
http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0142716404001018
department
International Student Center