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Structure-Dependent Tone Sandhi in Real and Nonce Words in Shanghai

  title={Structure-Dependent Tone Sandhi in Real and Nonce Words in Shanghai},
  author={J. Zhang and Yuanliang Meng},
  • J. Zhang, Yuanliang Meng
  • Published 2012
  • Disyllabic sequences in Shanghai Wu undergo different types of tone sandhi depending on their syntactic structure: modifier-noun compounds spread the initial tone across the disyllable, while verb-noun phrases often maintain the final tone and neutralize the nonfinal tone, especially if the phrase has a low frequency of occurrence. We investigated the productivity of the two tone sandhi types through 48 speakers’ productions of real and nonce words. Our results showed that Shanghai speakers… CONTINUE READING
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