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The Structure of Tone

The Structure of Tone by Zhiming Bao
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This book argues a fresh theory about the structure of tone. Bao investigates a wide range of tone sandhi data from various Chinese dialects and other Asian tone languages, providing empirical support for his proposal that tone is a formal entity which consists of register and contour. Bao establishes a clear typological distinction between register tone languages and contour tone languages whose contour tones have a more complex structure.
Oxford University Press; May 1999
265 pages; ISBN 9780195353327
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Title: The Structure of Tone
Author: Zhiming Bao
 
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