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The Phonology of Standard Chinese
1. Introduction 2. The Sound Inventory 3. Combinations and Variation 4. The Syllable 5. Words and Compounds 6. Stress 7. The Word length Problem 8. The Word Order Problem 9. The [r] Suffix 10. Tone:Expand
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Chinese (Mandarin): Phonology
In this article, I offer an overview of major properties of Chinese phonology and discuss how they can be understood in terms of general phonological principles.
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Syllable Structure: The Limits of Variation
1. Introduction 2. Features, Sounds, Complex Sounds, and the No Contour Principle 3. Theories of Syllable Structure 4. Syllable Structure in Chinese 5. Standard Chinese 6. Shanghai Chinese 7.Expand
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Against contour tone units
En phonologie, un des grands sujets de discussion est l'existance de contours segmentaux. Trois sortes de contours segmentaux sont proposes: les affriques, les occlusives pre- ou postnasalisees etExpand
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Metrical Structure and Tone: Evidence from Mandarin and Shanghai
A well-known problem in Chinese phonology is that in some dialects most regular syllables keep their underlying tones, but in others the initial syllable determines the tonal pattern of aExpand
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Rime length, stress, and association domains
Every regular Chinese syllable has a syllable tone (the tone we get when the syllable is read in isolation). In some Chinese languages, the tonal pattern of a multisyllabic expression is basically aExpand
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Stress and the Development of Disyllabic Words in Chinese
SUMMARYA common conception of Chinese is that most of its words are monosyllabic historically but disyllabic in modern times. Since Chinese lost over 50% of its syllables in the past 1000 years, aExpand
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Wordhood in Chinese
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The Tone-Syntax Interface in Chinese: Some Recent Controversies*
The main question I explore in this paper is whether there is a general theory of the phonology-syntax interface that applies to all Chinese dialects. I first review three types of tone sandhi inExpand
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