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The shape and spread of tone

Donohue, Mark


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

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Quantitative approaches to problems in linguistics: Studies in honour of Phil Rose


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