Journals Higher Education

$160.00

Hardcover

20 May 1999

264 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195118803


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The Structure of Tone

Zhiming Bao

This book argues a fresh theory about the structure of tone. Bao investigates a wide range of tone sandhi data from various Chinese dialects and other Asian tone languages, providing empirical support for his proposal that tone is a formal entity which consists of register and contour. Bao establishes a clear typological distinction between register tone languages and contour tone languages whose contour tones have a more complex structure.

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