17.3564, Books: Language Description/Phonology: Gui

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Date: 13-Nov-2006
From: Ulrich Lueders < lincom.europa at t-online.de >
Subject: Yunnanese and Kunming Chinese: Gui 

	
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Date: Fri, 01 Dec 2006 23:17:46
From: Ulrich Lueders < lincom.europa at t-online.de >
Subject: Yunnanese and Kunming Chinese: Gui 
 



Title: Yunnanese and Kunming Chinese 
Subtitle: A Study of the Language Communities, the Phonological Systems, and the
Phonological Developments
 
Series Title: LINCOM Studies in Asian Linguistics 28  

Publication Year: 2006 
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
	   http://www.lincom.eu
	
Author: Ming Chao Gui

Paperback: ISBN: 3895866350 Pages: 250 Price: Europe EURO 70.00


Abstract:

This is an interdisciplinary study composed of extensive research and
detailed analyses of Yunnanese, a Southwestern Mandarin language spoken in
Yunnan, China, and Kunming Chinese--one of its major varieties spoken in
the city of Kunming.  The research work is conducted in three major areas:
 the language communities, the phonological systems, and the phonological
developments in the past six decades.  The language communities are
discussed from the perspectives of ethnology, sociolinguistics, and
dialectology, covering such aspects as history of the civilization of
Yunnan and Kunming, the ethnographical and ethno-historical account for the
twenty-four ethnic groups inhabiting in Yunnan province, the demographic
statistics of these groups, and dialect geography of Yunnanese and its
varieties, as well as the members of  Southwestern  Mandarin subgroup.  

A language survey has been conducted in some detail on the varieties of
Yunnanese represented by one hundred and thirty-five locations with a
comparative study of their segmental and suprasegmental structures.  A
comparative study on the language data representing two different varieties
of Kunming Chinese spoken in two different periods of time, i.e., in 1940s
and in 1990s, discloses the striking sound changes undergone by this
dialect.  Analyses of tone sandhi in autosegmental and metrical framework
have revealed the edge sensitive characteristic of its tone system, as well
as the constrains of tone sandhi imposed by syntactic structure and lexical
category. 



Linguistic Field(s): Language Description
                     Phonology

Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin (cmn)


Written In: English  (eng)
	
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