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Prosodic properties of formality in spoken Japanese

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This thesis investigates the relationship between prosody and formality in spoken Japanese, from the standpoints of both speech production and perception. The previous literature on this topic has often produced inconsistent or contradictory results (e.g. Loveday, 1981; Ofuka at al., 2000; Ito, 2001; Ito, 2002), and this thesis therefore seeks to address the research question of whether speakers and listeners use prosody in any predictable way when expressing or judging formality in spoken...

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Oxford, Humanities, Ling Philology & Phonetics Fac

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University of Oxford
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University of Edinburgh
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University of Oxford
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Type of award:
DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford

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