ID 338
Title Transcription
ジョシ ノ タクリツ ノ ヒンド ト ブンポウテキ キノウ オヨビ オンキョウテキ トクチョウ ニツイテ
Title Alternative
Frequency, Functions and Acoustic Features of Prominent Particles in Japanese Discourse
Author
Muranaka, Toshiko
Hara, Noriyo
Content Type
Departmental Bulletin Paper
Description
In natural discourse, it was found that some particles had prominence and were uttered with higher fundamental frequency (F0) in Japanese. This phenomenon played a very important part in naturalness and understandability of discourse. We investigated prominent particles with regard to frequency, functions and acoustic features. Discourse on six different subjects uttered by an announcer at five speech rates were investigated. The following features were observed; (a) In explanatory discourse, the frequency of occurrence of prominent particles is higher than in dramatic discourse. (b) Prominent particles appear more frequently as speech rate becomes slower. From the point of the grammatical function, the use of prominent particle is divided into two types: (c1) Particles followed by new and important information; (c2) Particles with emphasis on themselves followed by assistant negative phrase. These grammatical functions were reflected in F0 contours. F0 contour of the former (c1) was falling and then rising gradually. The latter F0 (c2) was falling down, then discontinuously rising and falling again.
Journal Title
言語文化研究
ISSN
13405632
NCID
AN10436724
Publisher
徳島大学総合科学部
Volume
1
Start Page
193
End Page
208
Sort Key
193
Published Date
1994-02-18
Remark
公開日:2010年1月24日で登録したコンテンツは、国立情報学研究所において電子化したものです。
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language
jpn