Pitch accent typology and intonation in the three dialects of Ryukyuan

@article{NaganoMadsen2018PitchAT,
  title={Pitch accent typology and intonation in the three dialects of Ryukyuan},
  author={Yasuko Nagano-Madsen},
  journal={Speech Prosody 2018},
  year={2018}
}
This paper examines the intonation of the three dialects of Ryukyuan from a perspective of lexical pitch accent typology. Together with Japanese, Ryukyuan forms a Japonic language family; it is also an endangered and understudied language despite its typologically interesting features. The three dialects of Ryukyuan differ in their lexical pitch accent types; they have an H*L accent (Shuri), an L*H accent (Nakijin), and no accent (Miyako) respectively. Furthermore, Ryukyuan has obligatory mood… 

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