LINGUIST List 33.176

Wed Jan 19 2022

Books: Phonological Tone: Wee

Editor for this issue: Billy Dickson <>

Date: 05-Dec-2021
From: Eleanor Hennerley <>
Subject: Phonological Tone: Wee
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Title: Phonological Tone
Published: 2021
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Author: Lian-Hee Wee
Paperback: ISBN: 9781107565302 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 33.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9781107565302 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 25.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9781107565302 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 30.33

Editor's Note: This is a new edition of a previously announced title.

From the physiology and acoustics to their patterning across human languages, tone is one of the fundamental constructs in human languages that is also among the hardest to apprehend. Drawing upon a large number of languages around the world, this volume explores the concept of tone starting from its physical properties of articulation and acoustics to its manifestation in phonology. Designed as a comprehensive study accessible to the novice and useful for the expert, each chapter covers a particular aspect of tone in increasing depth and complexity, weaving together key concepts and theories that provide complementing or competing accounts of tone's phonological intricacies. In the process, one uncovers the underlying laws and principles that inform today's understanding of the subject to form a more synthesized view that also allows us to explore the relation of tone to other important areas of humanity such as literature, history, music and cognition.

Preface; 1. Tone basics; 2. Autosegmentality and associations; 3. Discovery of tone and sub-tonal entities; 4. Tone sandhi I: phonetic or phonological; 5. Tone sandhi II: phonological analyses; 6. Interaction: segments to prosody; 7. Cognitive aspects of tone.

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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