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Prosodic changes pre-announcing a syntactic completion point in Japanese utterance
In this paper we aim to clarify that participants of conversation can predict whether an utterance includes grammatical terminal elements, which have been referred to as the utterance-final elements (UFEs) in Japanese. We carried out perceptual experiments with Japanese utterances missing a part close to their end. The results showed that subjects distinguished whether an UFE follows at the verb before the appearance of the UFE, and they noticed that the end of the utterance arrives sooner ordoi:10.21437/interspeech.2013-228 fatcat:xnlhxrvaffei3pnacqekimn3k4