Hokkien phonological structure

  title={Hokkien phonological structure},
  author={Mary W. J. Tay},
  journal={Journal of Linguistics},
  pages={81 - 88}
  • M. Tay
  • Published 1 March 1970
  • Linguistics
  • Journal of Linguistics
This paper attempts to present the abstract phonological system which underlies the sounds produced when a Malayan variety of Engchun Hokkien is spoken.2 It is set within a generative framework and some attempt is made at a formalization of phonological rules. 
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