LINGUIST List 31.2431

Thu Jul 30 2020

Books: Zhangzhou Southern Min: Huang

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Date: 18-Jul-2020
From: Ulrich Lueders <>
Subject: Zhangzhou Southern Min: Huang
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Title: Zhangzhou Southern Min
Subtitle: Syllables and Phonotactics
Series Title: LINCOM Studies in Chinese Linguistics 13
Published: 2020
Publisher: Lincom GmbH

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Author: Yishan Huang
Hardback: ISBN: 9783862900817 Pages: 162 Price: Europe EURO 148.00

This volume provides a comprehensive description of the syllables and phonotactics of the Zhangzhou language, a form of Southern Min (Hokkienese) that is spreading in Mainland China and beyond. Three major research goals have been achieved. First, it directly fills the gap in syllabic and phonotactic studies of Zhangzhou using contemporary phonetics and phonology, grounded in a substantial set of field data. Second, it provides a descriptive framework of the sound structure of Zhangzhou, intended for an international audience, building on our typological knowledge of Sinitic languages. Third, it aligns with the author's other related monographs : Zhangzhou Southern Min: Rhyme Tables, Homonyms, Heteronyms, and Vernacular Documentation (2019) and Tones in Zhangzhou: Pitch and Beyond (2020) building a series that focuses on the phonetics and phonology of Zhangzhou Southern Min.

Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics

Subject Language(s): Chinese, Min Nan (nan)

Written In: English (eng)

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