A Handbook of Old Chinese Phonology

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Walter de Gruyter, Dec 14, 2010 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 935 pages

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Contents

medials and main vowels
235
divisions I and IV
236
division II
258
division III
269
codas and postcodas
291
81 The codas of Old Chinese
292
82 Postcodas and the development of tones
302
83 Karlgrens final voiced stop hypothesis
325

3 Rhymes as evidence in historical phonology
87
31 Rhyme and phonological structure
88
32 A statistical method for analyzing rhyme data
97
33 Illustrative examples
128
4 Traditional research on Old Chinese rhyming
139
42 The traditional analysis a modern version
141
43 The development of the traditional analysis
150
44 Discussion and interpretation
171
an overview
175
52 Initials
177
53 Mediais
178
54 Main vowels
180
55 Codas and postcodas
181
56 The syllable from Old Chinese to Middle Chinese
183
initial consonants
187
61Simple initials
188
62 Initial clusters
218
84 Comparison with other systems
340
9 The script and text of the Shījīng
343
91 Stages in the development of the Chinese script
344
92 Xiéshēng characters and their interpretation
347
93 The text of the Shījīng
355
10 New rhyme categories for Old Chinese
367
101 Syllables with acute codas
370
102 Syllables with zero or back codas
464
103 Syllables with labial codas
536
104 Summary of rhyme groups
560
Appendix A Phonological changes from Old to Middle Chinese
565
Appendix B The rhymes of the Shījīng
583
Appendix C The rhyme words of the Shījīng
745
Notes
813
References
867
Index
905
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