In this study, a series of psycholinguistic experiments was conducted to examine speakers’ perception and production of quantity contrasts, which are minimally contrasting with respect to a unit mora, and the acquisition of such contrasts in two different languages, Finnish and Japanese.


Native Speaker Phonological Processing Incremental Change Categorical Boundary Japanese Child 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Katsura Aoyama
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  1. 1.Univeristy of Hawai’i at MānoaUSA

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