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by San Duanmu


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Yen-Hwei Lin, Phonology 'Explanations are based on a variety of perspectives, from traditional views of the phoneme to feature geometry and Optimality . San Duanmu is Professor of Linguistics, University of Michigan.

Yen-Hwei Lin, Phonology 'Explanations are based on a variety of perspectives, from traditional views of the phoneme to feature geometry and Optimality Theory, each concisely introduced so that the discussion easy to follow even for the novice. in linguistics from MIT in 1990s and has held teaching posts at Fudan University, Shanghai (1981-86) and at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (1991-present).

If you like the works of San Duanmu, you're gonna love this book I read the book because I spend most of the year living in China

If you like the works of San Duanmu, you're gonna love this book. He also abandons his use of the retroflex approximant to represent the rhotic in onset position in favor of the voiced retroflex fricative which was a choice that I didn't necessarily agree with in the first volume. All around comeback for Duanmu. I read the book because I spend most of the year living in China. I've found that nobody in China seems to speak the way I was taught in Chinese class. I was hoping for some clues about authentic pronunciation.

I read the book because I spend most of the year living in China. One example: it confirmed that not only do many Chinese words have both single and double syllable forms, but MOST of them do, a condition that strongly affects Chinese culture.

This article summarizes the phonology (the sound system, or in more general terms, the pronunciation) of Standard Chinese (Standard Mandarin). Standard Chinese is based on the Beijing dialect of Mandarin. Actual production varies widely among speakers, as they inadvertently introduce elements of their native dialects (although television and radio announcers are chosen for their pronunciation accuracy and standard accent)

Chinese phonology has been studied for over 1700 years. Before the twentieth century the focus of such scholarship was on the rhyming categories of syllables for the purposes of composing proper literary works and of preserving what was felt to be proper Chinese.

Chinese phonology has been studied for over 1700 years. The academic study of Chinese linguistics, including phonology, dates from the 1960s. This has produced substantial literature, mainly in Chinese

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This paper takes the same learner data and looks instead at what these errors say about the respective phonological structures o. .

Standard Mandarin has been claimed to have stress distinctions in a limited number of words (. Chao, 1968;Duanmu, 2007).

Published June 2000 by Oxford University Press.

The World of Chinese Magazine This book contains tons of interesting material, all well-presented and well-argued.

The World of Chinese Magazine. This book contains tons of interesting material, all well-presented and well-argued.

This is the first comprehensive account of and introduction to Chinese phonology. It covers several areas that were previously thought to be either absent in Chinese, or not phonological issues, e.g. stress, the definition of the word, the word length problem, and the word order problem. It also offers new analyses of several traditional topics, such as the phonemic inventory, allophonic variation, syllable structure, the [r] suffix, tone, and Tone 3 Sandhi. Unnecessary jargon is avoided and relevant theories are introduced in a non-technical way, so that the contents are accessible to a broad audience.

Comments: (5)

Samulkree
This book is a riveting read. If you like the works of San Duanmu, you're gonna love this book. He also abandons his use of the retroflex approximant to represent the rhotic in onset position in favor of the voiced retroflex fricative which was a choice that I didn't necessarily agree with in the first volume. All around comeback for Duanmu. Oprah book of the year 2016?
Anarawield
Thorough and interesting presentation of the phonology of the chinese language
Lcena
Very goodt; a bit of my owne daughter's yittish! Joseph
Tygokasa
I'm not a linguist, though I've had an off-and-on interest in linguistics over the years. The reason I mention this is that the book is meant for a general linguist audience (though also for Chinese specialists), but not really meant for a "general audience," - there is just too much linguistics jargon.

But any linguist should find it an easy read. Among other things, the book's intent is to discover universals that apply to both Chinese and English, and by extension, to other languages, as well, though the examples are almost entirely of Chinese and English. The author's implied hope is that linguists who specialize in other languages might read it to see if the new ideas it contains also apply to their languages.

I read the book because I spend most of the year living in China. I've found that nobody in China seems to speak the way I was taught in Chinese class. I was hoping for some clues about authentic pronunciation. I did find some, though the book is written more for a linguist audience than a language learner audience. One example: it confirmed that not only do many Chinese words have both single and double syllable forms, but MOST of them do, a condition that strongly affects Chinese culture. Why this double-vocabulary idea is not mentioned in the first chapter of any Chinese course is beyond my understanding, but there it is.

In particular I wanted to find out about stress in Chinese, since I teach English and the students seem to have particular difficulties with learning proper stress. The book takes particular pains to develop the idea of stress, and it gave me some valuable insights.

Mr. Duanmu's take on Chinese seems to me quite innovative, but also rooted in academic tradition. Every section contains background material to help the reader put the new ideas in context.
Άνουβις
It is a very easy-to-read, comprehensive textbook, full of details and examples. Only miss (very bad miss in my opinion): the lack of a CD with phonetics exercises and examples.
The Phonology of Standard Chinese (The Phonology of the World's Languages) download epub
Humanities
Author: San Duanmu
ISBN: 0199258317
Category: Other
Subcategory: Humanities
Language: English
Publisher: Oxford University Press (April 10, 2003)
Pages: 327 pages