Qingtian Wu lexical tone sandhi: voiceless depressors and allotones

Steed, William (2012) Qingtian Wu lexical tone sandhi: voiceless depressors and allotones. In: Donohue, Cathryn, Ishihara, Shunichi, and Steed, William, (eds.) Quantitative Approaches to Problems in Linguistics: studies in honour of Phil Rose. LINCOM Studies in Phonetics, 8 . LINCOM, Munich, Germany, pp. 21-31.

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Abstract

Depressor features have been described for many varieties of Wu Chinese, from Shanghai south to the Ou varieties of Wenzhou. Acoustic tone sandhi data from the Chu variety of Qingtian are presented, showing how they refine the particulars of [±depressor]. Acoustic depressor features do not occur through the whole tone pattern, but do occur on syllables with voiceless initials and without initial consonants. No connection is found between depressor syllables and voicing in the data, suggesting that the depressor feature is indeed a feature of morphemes, rather than of segments.

Item ID: 24968
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-3-86288-384-4
Keywords: tone; tone sandhi; depressor tone; Qingtian; Wu Chinese; phonetics
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2013 00:28
FoR Codes: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2004 Linguistics > 200408 Linguistic Structures (incl Grammar, Phonology, Lexicon, Semantics) @ 50%
20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2004 Linguistics > 200404 Laboratory Phonetics and Speech Science @ 50%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture @ 100%
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