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ERIC Number: ED017909
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Mar
Pages: 94
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THE PHONOLOGICAL SYSTEM OF CANTONESE.
CHENG, TERESA
THIS STUDY OF THE CANTONESE PHONOLOGICAL SYSTEM IS A CASE STUDY OF THE PHONOLOGICAL COMPONENT OF A GENERATIVE GRAMMAR. ATTEMPTS ARE MADE IN CHAPTER III TO SOLVE SOME OLD PROBLEMS CONNECTED WITH THE ANALYSIS OF CANTONESE WITHIN THIS NEW THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK. MOST OF THE PROBLEMS ARE PSEUDO-PROBLEMS, IN THE SENSE THAT THEY POSE DIFFICULTIES ONLY FOR "DISTINCTIVE SEGMENT ANALYSIS" (THE AUTHOR'S TERM FOR PHONEMIC ANALYSIS), BUT NOT FOR THIS DISTINCTIVE-FEATURE ANALYSIS. THE PHONOLOGICAL SYSTEM OF CANTONESE IS PRESENTED IN CHAPTER II, IN WHICH THE SOUNDS ARE GIVEN DISTINCTIVE FEATURE REPRESENTATIONS, AND IN CHAPTER IV, IN WHICH SYLLABLE STRUCTURE IS STUDIED. SEQUENTIAL CONSTRAINTS AMONG SOUNDS ARE USED AS A CUE TO SIMPLIFY LEXICAL OR SYSTEMATIC PHONEMIC REPRESENTATIONS OF CANTONESE WORDS. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONCERNING THIS DOCUMENT MAY BE OBTAINED BY WRITING TO WILLIAM S-Y. WANG, DEPARTMENT OF LINGUISTICS, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA 94720. (AUTHOR/AMM)
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Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley.; National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
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