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Author Michaud, Alexis
Source Hyper Articles en Ligne (HAL)
Content type Text
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Keyword tonal typology ♦ Asian tones ♦ phonation-type characteristics ♦ tonogenesis ♦ registrogenesis ♦ diachrony of tone systems ♦ level tones ♦ complex tones ♦ shs ♦ Humanities and Social Sciences/Linguistics
Abstract In some of the tone systems of East and Southeast Asian languages, linguistic tone cannot simply be equated with pitch; some tones have phonation-type characteristics as part of their phonological definition; and there is no compelling evidence for analyzing tonal contours into sequences of levels. Salient findings are reviewed, first from a synchronic perspective, then from a diachronic one, to bring out facts that are relevant for tonal typology and for evolutionary approaches to phonology.
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Proceeding
Publisher Date 2012-01-01
Page Count 7
Starting Page 1
Ending Page 7