Production of lexical tones by Southern Min-Mandarin bilinguals

  title={Production of lexical tones by Southern Min-Mandarin bilinguals},
  author={Karen Huang},
This is a preliminary study examining the tonal production of L1 Taiwanese Southern Min (TSM) speakers who are also fluent in Mandarin. Both languages have tone sandhi rules in which certain lexical tones are neutralized in non-XP-final positions. Disyllabic Mandarin and TSM words with different tonal combinations in frame sentences were examined. The results suggest that Mandarin Tone 1, Tone 3 and Tone 4 were assimilated to TSM high level, low falling and high falling tones respectively due… CONTINUE READING

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