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By Jeroen Maarten van de Weijer, Tetsuo Nishihara

The booklet features a variety of stories in jap phonology and morphology, all analyses by way of major students within the box. It offers an summary of the paintings that has been performed in Japan and different international locations and gives new recommendations to long-standing difficulties. within the phonology chapters, it makes a speciality of segmental in addition to suprasegmental concerns, together with voicing and tone, drawing close those concerns from quite a few views, together with Optimality conception and govt Phonology. within the morphology chapters, consciousness is given to truncation styles and the probabilities for compound formation.

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Chicken niwadori niwadorisa niwadorido LLLLLLLLLLLLLL 4b. wild pig 'ínosisí 'ínosisisá "ínosisidó L L LH L L L L H L L L L H 4c. sound of feet 'asi'odó 'ási'odósa 'ási'odódo LLLH LLLHL LLLHL 4d. onion tamanégi tamanégisa tamanégido L L H L L L H LL L L H LL 4e. morning glory 'ásága'o 'ásága'osa 'ásága'odo LHLL LHLLL LHLLL 4f. mushroom mázidage mázidagesa mázidagedo HLLL HLLLL HLLLL +no 'Gen' niwadorino LLLLL 'ínosisino LLLLL 'ási'odóno LLLHL tamanégino LLHLL 'ásága'ono LHLLL mázidageno HLLLL ~+gara 'from' niwadorigara LLLLLL 'ínosisigára LLLLHL 'ási'odógara LLLHLL tamanégigara LLHLLL 'ásága'ogara LHLLLL mázidagegara H LLLLL Parallel to what we have seen in (4), the L-toned nouns are unaccented and the final-accented nouns of the 4b type lose accent before the Genitive marker no.

Also, the A strings of (44) in the self-embedding construction need not be of the same category. In (46), the A elements in the embedded IP's are all different, but the self-embedding effect shows up. *Hanako-ga [ IP kinoo [1Pkanojo-ni [jpMichiyo-ga byooki-da]-to Jiroga it-ta]-to Taro-ga hookoku-shi-ta]-to omot-ta. ' Also note that the self-embedding effect is not caused by structural ambiguity. For example, the following case of multiple across-the-board 0-assignment causes no processing disorder.

Max¡ criticized him¡. Note that both anaphors and pronominals, except for reciprocals which necessarily involve some quantificational operation, are variables in semantics, at least truth-functionally. (92) a. : Ax(criticize(x)(x))(Max) b. : Ax(think(A(Az(Ay(criticize(y)(z))(x))(Mary))))(Max) If the two sentences in (91) are interpreted in semantics of this kind, we have (92a) for both, and we cannot distinguish one from the other. Thus, the Binding Theory cannot be semantic, Akasaka argues. e.

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