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Chengdu Tone Sandhi - Directionality and Variation

@inproceedings{Yang2014ChengduTS,
  title={Chengdu Tone Sandhi - Directionality and Variation},
  author={M. Yang},
  year={2014}
}
  • M. Yang
  • Published 2014
  • Chinese languages have developed a variety of rich and complex tone systems, ranging from three-tone languages to nine-tone languages. Adding to the complexity of these systems is a widely attested process called tone sandhi, in which the phonetic shape of a tone can be altered (sometimes drastically) by adjacent tones in connected speech (Chen 2000). A classic example is Tone Three (T3) Sandhi in Standard Mandarin. Standard Mandarin has four citation tones: T1 high-level /55/, T2 high rising… CONTINUE READING

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