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Merger-in-Progress of Tonal Classes in Masan/Changwon Korean

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Authors
Utsugi, Akira
Issue Date
2009
Publisher
서울대학교 언어교육원
Citation
어학연구, Vol.45 No.1, pp. 23-42
Keywords
prosodytoneintonationmerger-in-progressGyeongsang (Kyungsang) Korean
Abstract
In Masan/Changwon Korean, a dialect in the South Gyeongsang (Kyungsang) Province, two lexical tonal classes—“Final” and “Medial-Double” (MDouble)—have similar phonetic realizations. In data collection, three sets of materials were recorded from younger speakers: (i) words with particles, (ii) compounds and (iii) sentences with contrastive focus, each set containing either Final or M-Double words. The results revealed that the two classes were indeed under a merger-in-progress in younger speakers. In addition, betweenspeaker and between-condition (material set) differences were found on how classes merge. The between-condition difference is a challenge for theories on lexical tonal representations.
ISSN
0254-4474
Language
English
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/10371/92286
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Language Education Institute (언어교육원)Language Research (어학연구)Language Research (어학연구) Volume 45 Number 1/2 (2009)
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