5th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

Sydney, Australia
November 30 - December 4, 1998

What Spreads, And How? Tonal Rightward Spreading on Shanghai Disyllabic Compounds

Xiaonong Sean Zhu

ANU, Australia

The present paper examines what kinds of Shanghai disyllabic lexical tone sandhi undergoes, especially in what sense and to what extent a disyllabic tone can be claimed to result from rightward spreading of the corresponding citation tone. It will be shown that F0 spreading occurs in the Long tone domains while Contour element spreading mainly in the Short tone domains.

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Bibliographic reference.  Zhu, Xiaonong Sean (1998): "What spreads, and how? tonal rightward spreading on shanghai disyllabic compounds", In ICSLP-1998, paper 0422.