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ERIC Number: ED061851
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Jun
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A Guide to the Shanghai Dialect.
Hashimoto, Mantaro J.
This document describes the Shanghai dialect of Chinese. An introduction to the paper provides information on previous research on the dialect. Items covered in the phonological description include syllable structure, initials, finals, tones, tone change, and differences in initials and finals in the colloquial and literary forms. The morphemes of the Shanghai dialect are presented in the matrix of Ancient Chinese sound categories to allow comparison with similar items among the other dialects. The tables are arranged according to rime group distinction, division distinction, and tonal distinction, in that order. Five colloquial Shanghai dialogues in phonemic notation with English are presented, and the grammatical notes that accompany them cover pronouns, deictics, interrogatives, aspects, negatives, sentence particles, and classifiers. The dialogues are the Shanghai equivalents of the five dialogues of Peking-Mandarin given in T. Kuraishi's "A Textbook of Beginning Mandarin." A bibliography listing relevant works is included in the document and a character index is provided. For documents on other Chinese dialects, see FL 003 180 through FL 003 184. (VM)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Princeton Univ., NJ. Chinese Linguistics Project.