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ERIC Number: EJ583969
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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ISSN: ISSN-0925-8558
Metrical Structure and Tone: Evidence from Mandarin and Shanghai.
Daunmu, San
Journal of East Asian Linguistics, v8 n1 p1-38 Jan 1999
In some Chinese dialects, most regular syllables keep their underlying tones, but in others, the initial syllable determines the tonal pattern of a multisyllabic expression. The Mandarin and Shanghai dialects best represent this contrast. The article criticizes 1993 research on the subject, proposing that Chinese is both mora-counting and syllable-counting, and both dialects are subject to tonal polarity. (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China (Shanghai)