The 4th International Symposium on Tonal Aspects of Languages
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
The present study adopts phonetic experiment to systematically investigate the citation tone and tone sandhi patterns of Liaocheng and Taifan 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 dialectGTone 1(14), Tone2 (51), Tone3 (55), and Tone4 (213) in Taifan dialect. Due to the difference of Tone4 between these two dialects, Taifan dialect exhibits more kinds of tone sandhi patterns than Liaocheng dialect. This result lies in the devious tone4 in Taifan dialect which triggers more tonal variations in disyllabic sequences.
Index Terms: SD dialect, Liaocheng dialect, Taifan dialect, citation tone, Tone sandhi
Bibliographic reference. Jia, Yuan (2014): "Tonal and sandhi patterns of shandong dialects", In TAL-2014, 129-133.