15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS-15)
This paper investigates edge effects on the relationship between the underlying tonal sequence and its surface realization in the IP-final Accentual Phrase within the Optimality Theoretic framework. I will examine the way in which AP tones are aligned with their associated syllables in IP-final position. In Korean, Jun's (1996) 'see-saw effect' does not allow any two identical tones if they are marking a boundary of a prosodic group. A phonetic experiment conducted in this paper suggests that the 'see-saw effect' only apply to H boundary tones. Furthermore, it will be shown that the timing of tonal peaks is determined through the ranking of a set of violable constraints. That is to say, the AP tonal realization is achieved through the access to the global intonation in a complicated way.
Bibliographic reference. Oh, Mira (2003): "An optimality theoretic analysis of tone realization in Korean", In ICPhS-15, 1253-1256.