A unified approach to Tianjin trisyllabic tone sandhi: Metrical conditions and tonal complexity

@inproceedings{Wang2017AUA,
  title={A unified approach to Tianjin trisyllabic tone sandhi: Metrical conditions and tonal complexity},
  author={Xiaomei Wang and Yen-Hwei Lin},
  year={2017}
}
  • Xiaomei Wang, Yen-Hwei Lin
  • Published 2017
  • Psychology
  • Tianjin (Chinese) exhibits complex interactions among its disyllabic tone sandhi rules, leading to both left-to-right and right-to-left rule applications in trisyllabic sequences (cf. Chen 1986, X. Wang 2003). Which directionality to adopt for each particular trisyllabic sequence is arbitrary and cannot be accounted for by any known principles. Based on data from a recent acoustic study, our phonological analysis demonstrates that the seemingly ungoverned directionality is only apparent and… CONTINUE READING

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