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ERIC Number: ED061856
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-May
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A Guide to the Teng-xian Dialect.
Hashimoto, Anne Yue
This document provides a description of the Teng-xian dialect of Chinese. In the introduction, the author discusses the geographical location of the dialect and its relationship to other Chinese dialects; a map is provided. Items covered in the phonological description include syllable structure, initials, finals, tones, tone sandhi, combinations of initials, finals, and tones, morphological tone change, and colloquial versus literary forms. In the lexicon section, morphemes, words, and phrases are arranged in tables in the matrix of Ancient Chinese sound categories in order to afford easy comparison with similar items among other dialects. The tables are arranged according to rime group distinction, division distinction, and tonal distinction, in that order. Two stories collected from the informant are presented to give an example of spoken Teng-xian. The stories are recorded as they were told; they appear both in phonetic transcription and in Chinese characters. An English translation is provided. Grammatical notes following the texts cover such items as pronouns, deictics, interrogatives, definite and indefinite words, aspects, negatives, copula and locative, sentence particles, gender markers for animals, common classifiers, affixes for nouns, possessives, and modifying clauses. A bibliography listing relevant materials is included and a character index is provided. For documents on other Chinese dialects, see FL 003 179 through FL 003 183. (VM)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Princeton Univ., NJ. Chinese Linguistics Project.