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Title:Life across life span on tone sandhi domain: A case study on Huai’an Mandarin
Author(s):Naiyan Du
Subject(s):linguistics
sociolinguistics
language
Mandarin
Abstract:Based on the apparent time and real time data of tone sandhi patterns of the Huai’an dialect of Jianghuai Mandarin, this paper argues that as ages grade, speakers apply Tone 1 sandhi more frequently at the post-lexical level. This phenomenon should be categorized as lifespan change (Sankoff 2008) due to the ongoing diachronically change at the community level where Tone 1 sandhi becomes less frequent at the post-lexical level. By assigning Tone 1 Sandhi variation to sociolinguistic factor of age. This study opens up the possibility that tone sandhi domain variation can be modelled outside phonology and under sociolinguistic framework. Therefore, the issue of tone sandhi domain variation should be seen in a panoramic view where sociolinguistic factors, phonological constraints should be taken into consideration.
Issue Date:2021
Publisher:Studies in the Linguistic Sciences: Illinois Working Papers
Citation Info:Studies in the Linguistic Sciences: Illinois Working Papers 44: 18-27
Genre:Article
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/110980
Date Available in IDEALS:2021-09-21


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