Yoshiho Yasugi

Yoshiho Yasugi
Minpaku National Museum of Ethnology · Department of Cultural Research

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It is known that consonants can act as boundary markers when they are located at the left edge of a prosodic domain, helping listeners to parse incoming speech. To achieve maximum efficiency in marking out boundaries, those markers should be acoustically salient. In Element Theory, domain markers are represented by the elements |H| and |ʔ|. Being i...
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The processing load of sentences with different word orders in the Kaqchikel Mayan language was investigated using event-related potentials. We observed a P600 for subject-verb-object and verb-subject-object sentences as compared to verb-object-subject (VOS) sentences, suggesting that VOS order is easier to process than the other orders. This is co...
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The processing load of sentences with three different word orders (VOS, VSO, and SVO) in Kaqchikel Maya was investigated using a sentence-plausibility judgment task. The results showed that VOS sentences were processed faster than VSO and SVO sentences. This supports the traditional analysis in Mayan linguistics that the syntactically determined ba...
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Classical Yucatec Maya has two different sets of inflection: unmarked and marked verb forms. When a nondirect argument - an adverbially functioning word or phrase - is fronted to a preverbal position, the verb appears in a marked form. The marked verb forms in question show split ergative morphology, which is controlled by both aspect and person. S...

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