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Analytic bias and phonological typology *
Two factors have been proposed as the main determinants of phonological typology: channel bias, phonetically systematic errors in transmission, and analytic bias, cognitive predispositions makingExpand
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A Faithfulness Ranking Projected from a Perceptibility Scale: The Case of [+ Voice] in Japanese
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This article provides empirical support for the P-map hypothesis, whose fundamental tenet is that the rankings of faithfulness constraints are grounded in perceptual-similarity rankings. Expand
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Japanese Honorifics as Emotive Definite Descriptions
Harada ( 1 976) identifies honorifics as one of "the salient features of the Japanese language" (p. 500) and provides an extensive overview of pressing syntactic is­ sues surrounding this system. ButExpand
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Consonant Cooccurrence Restrictions in Yamato Japanese
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A Cross-linguistic Study of Sound Symbolism: The Images of Size
paper reports an experiment on size-related sound symbolism, which shows that certain sound symbolic patterns hold robustly across languages. In particular, we investigate how the images of sizeExpand
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Contextual effects on the perception of duration
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In the experiments reported here, listeners categorized and discriminated speech and non-speech analogue stimuli in which the durations of a vowel and a following consonant or their analogues covary in speakers' productions of such sequences. Expand
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Voicing and geminacy in Japanese: An acoustic and perceptual study
Maintaining voicing in obstruents is articulatorily challenging. During obstruent closure, intraoral air pressure goes up quickly, and as a consequence it becomes difficult to maintain a sufficientExpand
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Sound Symbolic Patterns in Pokémon Names
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We found that the number of voiced obstruents in Pokémon names correlates positively with size, weight, evolution levels, and general strength parameters, except for speed. Expand
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Contextual effects on the perception of duration
English speakers perceive silent intervals with the same duration as longer when preceded by shorter vocalic intervals [Kluender et al. ‘‘Vowel length differences before voiced and voicelessExpand
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Half rhymes in Japanese rap lyrics and knowledge of similarity
AbstractUsing data from a large-scale corpus, this paper establishes the claim that in Japanese rap rhymes, the degree of similarity of two consonants positively correlates with their likelihood ofExpand
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