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The Tone-Syntax Interface in Chinese: Some Recent Controversies*

  title={The Tone-Syntax Interface in Chinese: Some Recent Controversies*},
  author={San Duanmu},
  • San Duanmu
  • Published 2005
  • Psychology
  • The main question I explore in this paper is whether there is a general theory of the phonology-syntax interface that applies to all Chinese dialects. I first review three types of tone sandhi in Chinese, those in Mandarin, Xiamen, and Shanghai. Then I review the interaction between syntax and the domain of tone sandhi in these dialects. Next I discuss the analysis of the tone-syntax interface. In particular, I compare several current approaches to foot formation in Chinese and argue for the… CONTINUE READING
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