In this paper, I examine the text-setting in 43 Japanese Children’s songs, called “warabe uta”. By examining the text-tune alignment and the text-meter alignment, I show that accented positions and accentual tonal transitions are more important than the other positions and other tonal transitions in the text-setting in Japanese songs.
"Text Alignment in Japanese Children’s Song,"
University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics: Vol. 23:
1, Article 5.
Available at: https://repository.upenn.edu/pwpl/vol23/iss1/5