The 4th International Symposium on Tonal Aspects of Languages

Nijmegen, The Netherlands
May 13-16, 2014

Tonal and Sandhi Patterns of Shandong Dialects

Yuan Jia

Institute of Linguistics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China

The present study adopts phonetic experiment to systematically investigate the citation tone and tone sandhi patterns of Liaocheng and Taifan dialect. It aims to provide empirical data for the theoretical analysis and explore the diversities of tonal phenomenon within Shandong (Hereinafter, as SD) dialect. Results demonstrate that both of these two dialects have four citation tones, i.e., Tone 1(14), Tone2 (51), Tone3 (55), and Tone4 (35) in Liaocheng dialectGTone 1(14), Tone2 (51), Tone3 (55), and Tone4 (213) in Taifan dialect. Due to the difference of Tone4 between these two dialects, Taifan dialect exhibits more kinds of tone sandhi patterns than Liaocheng dialect. This result lies in the devious tone4 in Taifan dialect which triggers more tonal variations in disyllabic sequences.

Index Terms: SD dialect, Liaocheng dialect, Taifan dialect, citation tone, Tone sandhi

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Bibliographic reference.  Jia, Yuan (2014): "Tonal and sandhi patterns of shandong dialects", In TAL-2014, 129-133.