LINGUIST List 8.893

Wed Jun 18 1997

Books: Phonology & Phonetics

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Message 1: New Books: Phonology

Date: Sun, 15 Jun 1997 18:24:40 +0200 (MEST)
From: Christoph Eyrich <>
Subject: New Books: Phonology

 Wang Jialing and Norval Smith


 1997. 23 x 15,5 cm. 295 pages.
 Cloth DM 168,-/approx. US$ 120.00
 ISBN 3-11-013953-7
 Linguistic Models 20

 Mouton de Gruyter * Berlin * New York

This volume contains papers covering various aspects of segmental
structure as well as tone sandhi and neutral tone in the tonological
area. All analyses are based on recent phonological theories such as
autosegmental theory, lexical phonology, feature geometry,
underspecification theory and prosodic phonology.
 The introduction provides background knowledge of synchronic and
diachronic aspects of Chinese phonology. The contributions present
analyses of dialects including the four major dialect families in
Chinese: Mandarin (Beijing, Tianjin), Yue (Cantonese), Min (Fuzhou)
and Wu (Shanghai, Chongming).
 Besides being essential to scholars and students of Chinese
phonology, this book will also be found useful by phonologists and
linguists in general as well as sinologists in other fields.


Wang Jialing and Norval Smith, Introduction * Matthew Y. Chen and
Hongming Zhang, Lexical and postlexical tone sandhi in Chongming *
Stuart Milliken, Zhang Guang-Ping, Zhang Xue-Yi, Li Zhi-Qui and Lu
Ying, Resolving the paradox of Tianjin tone sandhi * Chilin Shih,
Mandarin third tone sandhi and prosodic structure * Jin Shunde, Toward
a systematic account of Shanghai tonal phonology * Wang Jialing, The
representation of the neutral tone in Chinese Putonghua * Edwin G.
Pulleyblank, The Cantonese vowel system in historical perspective *
Richard Wiese, Underspecification and the description of Chinese
vowels * Moira Yip, Consonant-vowel interaction in Cantonese *
Marjorie K. M. Chan, Fuzhou glottal stop: Floating segment or
correlation of close contact? * List of authors and editors

 Robert S. Bauer and Paul K. Benedict


 1997. 23 x 15,5 cm. XLVIII, 559 pages.
 Cloth DM 158,-/approx. US$ 113.00
 ISBN 3-11-014893-5
 Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs 102

 Mouton de Gruyter * Berlin * New York

The economic boom of Southeast China has given both the region and its
language an unprecedented importance. But although Cantonese has
become an increasingly important language on the world stage, this
development has not spurred any major publications on Cantonese
phonology. This volume presents an analysis of modern Cantonese. It
describes the consonants, vowels, and tones of the contemporary
language and examines the structure of the Cantonese syllable and the
types of changes that can occur when syllables are strung together in
words and phrases. The descriptive phonology is not based on any
particular linguistic theory. Written in a clear and concise language,
this comprehensive account of Cantonese phonology is appropriate for
the beginning student of Cantonese, the Cantonese native-speaker, the
teacher of English to Cantonese-speaking students, the professional
linguist, and the layman curious about one of Southeast Asia's major


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