The Structure of Tone

The Structure of Tone

by Zhiming Bao
     
 

This book argues a fresh theory about the structure of tone. Bao investigates a wide range of tone sandhi data from various Chinese dialects and other Asian tone languages, providing empirical support for his proposal that tone is a formal entity which consists of register and contour. Bao establishes a clear typological distinction between register tone languages

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This book argues a fresh theory about the structure of tone. Bao investigates a wide range of tone sandhi data from various Chinese dialects and other Asian tone languages, providing empirical support for his proposal that tone is a formal entity which consists of register and contour. Bao establishes a clear typological distinction between register tone languages and contour tone languages whose contour tones have a more complex structure.

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ISBN-13:
9780195118803
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/28/1999
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile:
1360L (what's this?)

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