Realizations of /r/ in Japanese Talk-in-Interaction

  title={Realizations of /r/ in Japanese Talk-in-Interaction},
  author={Thomas Magnuson},
The phonetic variability of Japanese /r/ is well known, but perhaps less-well accounted for in a quantitative way. This paper presents an initial sociophonetic study of one speaker’s /r/s produced during conversation with both a known and an unknown interlocutor. Contrary to expectation, more reduced forms (lateral and retroflex approximants) were produced… CONTINUE READING