Nov 30, 2007

Paper info: Ishihara "Prosody-Scope relations in Japanese Wh-questions"

Ishihara, Shinichiro (2005) "Prosody-Scope Match and Mismatch in Tokyo Japanese Wh-questions," English Linguistics 22:2. downloadable from the Ishihara's website on University of Potsdam

  • His experiments show scope-prosody matches and mismatches in Japanese Wh-questions.

  • A multiple spell-out account explains both correspondences.

  • He assumes a direct relation between syntax and phonetic component (without phonological representations).

  • He assumes F0-boosting on the focused phrase, post-focus reduction, and pitch reset after FI domain.

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