L. states her aims to be twofold: to 'present the actual "state of the art" of Japanese phonology', as a 'synthesis of [the] two major research streams' of traditional Japanese 'kokugogaku' and Western scholarship; and to 'offer new analyses and data concerning some of the central issues of Japanese phonology in a theoretically oriented approach'. In her first aim, L. largely succeeds...L. also succeeds in her second aim."--Linguist List
About the Author
Laurence Labrune is Assistant Professor of Phonology and Deputy Director of the ERSS at the University of Bordeaux Michel de Montaigne. She is the author of La phonologie du japonais (Peeters and le Societe de Linguistique de Paris, 2006) and, co-authored with E. Delais-Roussarie, Des sons et des sens : Donnees et modeles en phonologie et en morphologie (Hermes, 2007) and has published extensively on Japanese including articles in Cahiers de Linguistique Asie Orientale, Cahiers de Linguistique Asie Orientale, and Journal of the Linguistic Society of Japan.