The shape and spread of tone

Mark Donohue

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    Abstract

    It is not news that tone is a property of language that interacts with other parts of the linguistic system (e.g. Plank 1998 and references therein). This paper examines the distribution of tone languages from the perspective of areal typology, comparing the occurrence of different kinds of tone languages to the regions they are in, the families they belong to, and some of the more salient characteristics of the language beyond its tonal system
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationQuantitative approaches to problems in linguistics: Studies in honour of Phil Rose
    Editors Cathryn Donohue, Shunichi Ishihara and William Steed
    Place of PublicationMunich, Germany
    PublisherLincom Europa
    Pages9-20
    Edition1st
    ISBN (Print)9783862883844
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

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