LINGUIST List 14.1493

Fri May 23 2003

Books: Phonology, Mandarin Chinese: Duanmu

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  1. bartonm, The Phonology of Standard Chinese: Duanmu

Message 1: The Phonology of Standard Chinese: Duanmu

Date: Thu, 22 May 2003 15:16:34 +0000
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Subject: The Phonology of Standard Chinese: Duanmu

Title: The Phonology of Standard Chinese
Series Title: The Phonology of the World's Languages
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Oxford University Press,		 
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Author: San S. Duanmu, University of Michigan 

Paperback: ISBN: 0199258317, Pages: 320 pp., Price: $29.95

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.

Lingfield(s): History of Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin (Language code: CHN)

Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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