The Structure of Tone by Zhiming Bao

The Structure of Tone

byZhiming Bao

Hardcover | December 1, 1998

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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. Baoestablishes a clear typological distinction between register tone languages and contour tone languages whose contour tones have a more complex structure.

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Zhiming Bao is at National University of Singapore.
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Title:The Structure of ToneFormat:HardcoverPublished:December 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195118804

ISBN - 13:9780195118803

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"Finally a book all about tone!...Bao's survey of the development of tone theory is excellent, and is an excellent educational resource on the topic...This book could be a stepping stone to further developments for a tonal theory that is truly universal."--Notes on Linguistics