Analysing the relationship between tone and melody in Chaozhou songs

  title={Analysing the relationship between tone and melody in Chaozhou songs},
  author={Xi Zhang and Ian Cross},
  journal={Journal of New Music Research},
  pages={299 - 311}
  • Xi ZhangI. Cross
  • Published 8 August 2021
  • Linguistics
  • Journal of New Music Research
This paper uses corpus analysis to explore relationships between tone and melody in folk and contemporary songs in Chaozhou, a Chinese dialect with eight lexical tones and a wealth of tone sandhi. Results suggest that: (1) there is a high degree of correspondence between tone and melody in Chaozhou song; (2) tone sandhi influences tone-melody correspondence; (3) tones realised in context can be categorised into high-, mid-, and low-pitch groups according to the tone-pitch extreme rather than… 
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