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LINGUIST List 19.2857

Fri Sep 19 2008

Books: Phonology/Historical Linguistics: Shen

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        1.    Vicky Chen, Studies on the Menggu Ziyun: Shen


Message 1: Studies on the Menggu Ziyun: Shen
Date: 19-Sep-2008
From: Vicky Chen <vchengate.sinica.edu.tw>
Subject: Studies on the Menggu Ziyun: Shen
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Title: Studies on the Menggu Ziyun
Series Title: Language and Linguistics Monograph Series A-16
Published: 2008
Publisher: Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica
                http://www.ling.sinica.edu.tw/english/

Book URL: http://www.ling.sinica.edu.tw/english/v7-2-review.asp-v_id=33.htm

Author: Zhongwei Shen
Hardback: ISBN: 9789860114263 Pages: 342 Price: U.S. $ 35.00
Abstract:

The Menggu Ziyun 蒙古字韻 (MGZY) is a phonological work produced during the
Yuan dynasty (A.D. 1279-1368). Its primary significance is that for the
first time Chinese was systematically transcribed into an alphabetic
system, the hP'ags-pa script, which enables scholars to study the Chinese
phonology of the 13th century with greater precision. The present book is
divided into two major sections after the introduction. The first section
provides analyses of the hP'ags-pa script, the orthographic principles of
the script, and various materials contained in the MGZY. The second part
analyzes the phonology of the MGZY from a historical perspective. The
Studies on the Menggu Ziyun will be of special interest to Chinese
historical phonologists in particular and scholars concerned with the
history and culture of China during the Yuan period in general.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
                            Phonology

Written In: English (eng )

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