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ERIC Number: EJ164426
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1977
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The Acquisition of Tone in Mandarin-Speaking Children
Li, Charles N.; Thompson, Sandra A.
Journal of Child Language, 4, 2, 185-199, Jun 77
Data on the acquisition of lexical tone were collected from 17 Mandarin-speaking children. Among other results, it was found that: (1) tone is acquired relatively quickly; (2) mastery of tones occurs well before mastery of segmentals; and (3) Mandarin high-level and falling tones are acquired before rising and dipping tones. (Author/RM)
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