Modern Cantonese Phonology

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Walter de Gruyter, 1997 - Foreign Language Study - 559 pages
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The series publishes state-of-the-art work on core areas of linguistics across theoretical frameworks as well as studies that provide new insights by building bridges to neighbouring fields such as neuroscience and cognitive science. The series considers itself a forum for cutting-edge research based on solid empirical data on language in its various manifestations, including sign languages. It regards linguistic variation in its synchronic and diachronic dimensions as well as in its social contexts as important sources of insight for a better understanding of the design of linguistic systems and the ecology and evolution of language.

 

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Contents

List of maps and figures
xx
List of tables
xxiii
Introduction the Cantonese language
xxxi
Chinas seven major Chinese dialect families distributed by province
xlvi
Chapter 1 Cantonese consonants and vowels
1
3 Cantonese vowel allophones by tongue height and lip position
47
Chapter 2 Cantonese tones
109
1 Five divisions of the speakers pitch range
112
Postscript Cantonese in the 21st century
429
Notes to Chapter 1
435
Notes to Chapter 2
441
References
449
Appendix 1 Comparative table of Cantonese romanization systems
471
Appendix Cantonese syllabary
486
2 Colloquial and loanword morphosyllables with
497
Appendix 6 Glossary of linguistic terms
539

for Speaker AHKM a 28yearold
250
Chapter 3 Cantonese syllables and words
279

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