JFL Learners and Big Numbers: Pitch-Accent and Phrasing

@inproceedings{Vance2016JFLLA,
  title={JFL Learners and Big Numbers: Pitch-Accent and Phrasing},
  author={Timothy J. Vance},
  year={2016}
}
Japanese numbers display a bewildering variety of pitch-accent behavior, and textbooks that address this problem at all provide pitch patterns only for small numbers and for large round numbers. Most large numbers in actual conversation, of course, have to be assembled on the fly rather than retrieved from memory. Nonetheless, the pitch patterns that occur on large numbers are quite systematic. Native speakers of Japanese generally produce the same number with the same pitch pattern. Most large… CONTINUE READING

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