Ten Prosodic Patterns of Turn-Taking in Japanese Conversation

Nigel Ward


In spoken dialog, proper management of turn taking is a cornerstone of effective communication. In many languages, including Japanese, prosody plays an important role, but previous work has described only a few aspects of this Based on a systematic analysis of corpus data using automatic tools and close listening, this paper presents a more comprehensive account, including descriptions of the prosody and functions of ten patterns of turn taking in Japanese, four of which have not been previously described, including some not observed in other languages.


 DOI: 10.21437/SpeechProsody.2020-156

Cite as: Ward, N. (2020) Ten Prosodic Patterns of Turn-Taking in Japanese Conversation. Proc. 10th International Conference on Speech Prosody 2020, 764-768, DOI: 10.21437/SpeechProsody.2020-156.


@inproceedings{Ward2020,
  author={Nigel Ward},
  title={{Ten Prosodic Patterns of Turn-Taking in Japanese Conversation}},
  year=2020,
  booktitle={Proc. 10th International Conference on Speech Prosody 2020},
  pages={764--768},
  doi={10.21437/SpeechProsody.2020-156},
  url={http://dx.doi.org/10.21437/SpeechProsody.2020-156}
}