Evidence for mora timing in Japanese.

@article{Port1987EvidenceFM,
  title={Evidence for mora timing in Japanese.},
  author={Robert F. Port and Jonathan Dalby and M O'dell},
  journal={The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America},
  year={1987},
  volume={81 5},
  pages={1574-85}
}
Japanese has long been described as a "mora-timed" language by linguists. Japanese pedagogy has traditionally claimed that moras are constant in duration. Four experiments are reported investigating segmental timing in Japanese in order to test several straightforward hypotheses about mora timing. First, it is demonstrated that words with an increasing number of moras increase in duration by nearly constant increments. The next two experiments explored the mechanisms by which constant mora… CONTINUE READING
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