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In an age of increasing mobility, language contact is unavoidable. Despite fruitful discussion in morpho-syntactic and phonological (segmental) variation, prosodic aspects of language contact have… (More)
This paper explores two types of interrogative prosody in Yami, an Austronesian language spoken in Taiwan. (Semi-) spontaneous data collected through the Map Task technique  were used and acoustic… (More)
Yami, an Austronesian language spoken on Orchid Island, Taiwan (less than 1,500 fluent speakers), is currently facing endangerment due to heavy contact with Mandarin. This dissertation investigated… (More)
Language change manifests itself in various ways. The majority of studies on language change in Yami, an endangered Austronesian language spoken on Orchid Island, Taiwan, have centered on the rapid… (More)
Yami, an endangered Austronesian language spoken on Orchid Island in Taiwan has been under heavy influence from Mandarin for several decades. In the current linguistic ecology, the pressure of… (More)
It is well known that in many Indo-European languages speakers manipulate acoustic cues to encode different prosodic phrase boundaries. However, no such attempt has been made to investigate these… (More)