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May 31, 2019

In this episode, Rowan and Matt talk about pitch accent! We cover controversies in the definition of pitch accent and the wide variety of systems that have been called "pitch accent."

References from this episode:

  • Hulst, Harry van der, and Norval Smith. 2010. Autosegmental Studies on Pitch Accent.

  • Hyman, Larry M. "How (not) to do phonological typology: the case of pitch-accent." Language Sciences 31, no. 2-3 (2009): 213-238.

  • Evans, Jonathan P. "Is there a Himalayan tone typology?." Senri Ethnological Studies (2009).

  • Ding, Picus Sizhi. "The pitch accent system of Niuwozi Prinmi." Linguistics of the Tibeto-Burman Area 24, no. 2 (2001): 57-83.

  • Ding, Picus Sizhi. "A typological study of tonal systems of Japanese and Prinmi: Towards a definition of pitch-accent languages." Journal of Universal Language 7, no. 2 (2006): 1-35.