A Psycholinguistic Perspective on Finnish and Japanese Prosody : Perception, Production and Child Acquisition of Consonantal Quantity Distinctions
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.
- Hardback | 172 pages
- 154.9 x 236.2 x 15.2mm | 340.2g
- 30 Nov 2000
- Dordrecht, Netherlands
- 2001 ed.
- XII, 172 p.
Table of contents
List of figures. List of tables. Acknowledgements. 1. Introduction. 2. Background. 3. Preliminary survey: Frequencies of long vowels and geminate consonants in Finnish and Japanese. 4. Discrimination boundary between the single and geminate consonants. 5. Discrimination boundary between the single and geminate consonants: A cross-linguistic study. 6. Acquisition of the nasal quantity contrasts. 7. Discussion: Overall cross-linguistic comparison. 8. Summary and conclusion. References. Appendix I: Waveforms and spectrograms for the words hana and hanna. Appendix II: Sample pictures and questions. Appendix III: Data from experiments 1 and 2. Appendix IV: Data from experiments 3 and 4. Appendix V: Data from experiments 5 and 6. Appendix VI: Data from experiments 7 and 8.