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Chinese phonology in generative grammar / ed. De Bao Xu

Secondary Author Xu Debao, 1950- Country Estados Unidos. Publication San Diego : Academic Press, cop. 2001 Description IX, 244 p. ; 24 cm ISBN 0-12-767670-8 CDU 809.51 801.4
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In the 1990's, the focus of phonological studies has changed from rule-based analysis to constraint-based analysis. The study of Chinese phonology has also undergone such a change, as have other area studies in Generative Phonology. Why and how this change has occurred, the difference between the two kinds of analyses, and what has really happened in phonology after the change are the primary concerns of linguists and anyone interested in the study of Generative Phonology or other area studies in Generative Linguistics. To answer these questions, one must: (1) review the developing process of the change, (2) compare the two kinds of analyses in terms of their different frameworks and research focuses, and (3) profile the studies in phonology (in any area studies) in recent years. Chinese Phonology in Generative Grammar is intended to offer such a review and comparison while outlining the studies in Chinese phonology. Eight unpublished papers written by seven authors are selected to cover the areas of field-work, dialectology, and synchronic studies of segmental and tonal systems of the Chinese language family. These papers are directly related to the theoretical issues in: (1) The SPE Model; (2) Lexical Phonology and Morphology; (3) Autosegmental Phonology; (4) Metrical Phonology; and (5) Optimality Theory. By putting the study of Chinese phonology into the generative perspective, this collection provides useful data for further theoretical work and draw significant feedback to the theory of Generative Phonology.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Introduction: De Bao Xu, From Rule-base Analysis to Constraint-based Analysis
  • The SPE Model: Jianguo Shi, The Sound System of Shuyang Dialect
  • Lexical Phonology and Morphology: De Bao Xu, Lexical Third Tone Sandhi and the Lexical Organization of Mandarin
  • Autosegmental Phonology: Zhiming Bao, Sub-syllabic Processes and the Southern Min Syllable
  • Metrical Phonology: San Duanmu, Stress in Chinese
  • Hua Lin, Stress and the Distribution of the Neutral Tone in Mandarin
  • Optimality Theory: Moira Yip, Dialect Variation in Nasalization: Alignment or Duration? Yen-Hwei Lin, An Optimality-theoretic Account of Dialect Variation in Er Suffication: A Case Study of Shejiang Wu Dialects
  • Yen-Hwei Lin, Toward a Unified Account of Three Classes of Huojia Affixed Words

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