The Lexical and Post-Lexical Phonology of Thai Tones*

@article{Morn2006TheLA,
  title={The Lexical and Post-Lexical Phonology of Thai Tones*},
  author={Bruce Mor{\'e}n and Elizabeth C. Zsiga},
  journal={Natural Language \& Linguistic Theory},
  year={2006},
  volume={24},
  pages={113-178}
}
abstractAt first glance, the five-tone system of Thai looks quite simple. However, a detailed examination of the phonological distributions of segments and tones, combined with a careful analysis of the phonetic realizations of duration and pitch in both citation forms and connected speech, lead to the conclusion that the system is in fact complex and interesting. Based on data from an acoustic experiment, we claim that the tone bearing unit in Thai is the mora, and that previously unexplained… 
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