The Phonology of Standard Chinese (The Phonology of the World's Languages)

The Phonology of Standard Chinese (The Phonology of the World's Languages) by San Duanmu epub pdf fb2

Title: The Phonology of Standard Chinese (The Phonology of the World's Languages)
Author: San Duanmu
ISBN10: 0199258317
ISBN13: 978-0199258314
Publisher: Oxford University Press (April 10, 2003)
Language: English
Subcategory: Humanities
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Pages: 327 pages
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The Phonology of Standard Chinese (The Phonology of the World's Languages) by San Duanmu


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This is the first comprehensive account of and introduction to Chinese phonology. It covers several areas that were previously thought to be either absent in Chinese, or not phonological issues, e.g. stress, the definition of the word, the word length problem, and the word order problem. It also offers new analyses of several traditional topics, such as the phonemic inventory, allophonic variation, syllable structure, the [r] suffix, tone, and Tone 3 Sandhi. Unnecessary jargon is avoided and relevant theories are introduced in a non-technical way, so that the contents are accessible to a broad audience.