Acoustic and auditory data are presented for the citation tones of single speakers from nine sites (eight hitherto undescribed in English) from the little-studied Chuqu subgroup of Wu in East Central China: LÃ¬shuÇ, LÃ³ngquÃ¡n QÃ¬ngyuÃ¡n, LÃ³ngyÃ³u, JÃ¬nyÃºn, QingtiÃ¡n YÃºnhÃ©, JÇngnÃ ng, and TÃ¡ishÃ¹n. The data demonstrate a high degree of complexity, having no less than 22 linguistic-tonetically different tones. The nature of the complexity of these forms is discussed, especially with respect to whether the variation is continuous or categorical, and inferences are drawn on their historical development.
|Publication status||Published - 2009|
|Event||International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (INTERSPEECH 2009) - Brighton UK|
Duration: 1 Jan 2009 → …
|Conference||International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (INTERSPEECH 2009)|
|Period||1/01/09 → …|