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By Jeroen Maarten van de Weijer, Tetsuo Nishihara

The publication encompasses a variety of stories in jap phonology and morphology, all analyses by way of prime students within the box. It provides an summary of the paintings that has been performed in Japan and different international locations and gives new options to long-standing difficulties. within the phonology chapters, it specializes in segmental in addition to suprasegmental concerns, together with voicing and tone, forthcoming those concerns from various views, together with Optimality concept and executive Phonology. within the morphology chapters, recognition is given to truncation styles and the chances for compound formation.

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See Shibata (1957), Kindaichi (1953), Haraguchi (1979,1997,1998), Nitta (1994) among others. To see the tonal properties of Tsuruoka Japanese, let us begin by examining the facts of nouns and noun phrases. This dialect has two accentual classes for one-mora nouns; four accentual classes for two-mora nouns; five accentual classes for three-mora nouns; and six accentual classes for four-mora nouns. First, let us examine the following cases of two-mora and three-mora nouns in (4). All the examples discussed in this paper are cited from Nitta (1994), basically following his notation with minor notational changes.

Fukui and Takano (1998), on the other hand, agree with Kayne in assuming orderless trees but differ in their mechanism of word-order determination. " For both Kayne (1994) and Fukui and Takano (1998), the problem which Heavy NP Shift poses is the same: Heavy NP Shift appears to be a rightward movement. As we all know, Heavy NP Shift places a "Heavy" DP in the final position of the sentence. If we assume that the position of the Heavy DP is a VP-adjoined position, we have the following structure: 27 (56) VP VP "Heavy" DP Because the Heavy DP asymmetrically c-commands all elements dominated by VP, for Kayne, the linear ordering of the Heavy DP must be always to the left, contrary to the fact.

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