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Title: Syntactic Conditions on Suprasegmental Phonological Rules in Chinese and English
Authors: Hung, T.T.N. 
Issue Date: 1993
Citation: Hung, T.T.N. (1993). Syntactic Conditions on Suprasegmental Phonological Rules in Chinese and English. Papers and Studies in Contrastive Linguistics 27 : 149-158. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: A comparison is made of the syntactic conditions underlying the applications of suprasegmental phonological rules in Chinese & English. The focus is on postlexical phonological rules that are sensitive to syntactic structure, including phenomena such as tone sandhi in Chinese & intonational phrasing in English. It is argued that although suprasegmental processes are superficially very different in Chinese & English, they are conditioned by similar syntactic factors. Tone sandhi in the Fuzhou & Mandarin dialects applies in tone groups that must satisfy a sense unit condition essentially identical to that governing intonational phrasing in English. The difference in phonological prominence between arguments & modifiers is apparent both in Fuzhou tone sandhi & English focus assignment. B. Annesser Murray.
Source Title: Papers and Studies in Contrastive Linguistics
ISSN: 01372459
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