The Structure of Tone

The Structure of Tone

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Bao presents a theory of tone which supports the typological distinction between African-type tone languages and Asian-type tone languages. He argues for a novel structure of tone, and supports it with data from Chinese dialects and other Asian languages.
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  • Hardback | 264 pages
  • 151.4 x 231.6 x 18.5mm | 403.7g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • line figures
  • 0195118804
  • 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 *
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