Comparative Phonology of the Central Xiāng Dialects

  • Comparative Phonology of the Central Xiāng Dialects
Product Code SNC-1314
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I S B N 9789860298031
作者 柯蔚南
出 版 社 中央研究院語言學研究所
出版年份 2011
叢書系列 語言暨語言學系列四十五
頁數 383
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The Xiāng dialects comprise one of the major families of modern Sinitic languages. However, a number of modern linguists doubt that, as currently constituted, this group forms a valid taxonomic unit. In confronting this problem, the present work identifies twelve dialects, currently considered to be Xiāng, which can be associated with one another on the basis of a complex of shared innovations, vis-à-vis earlier common Chinese sound systems. This group of dialects, which clusters in the middle portion of the Xiāng-speaking area, is designated here as Central Xiāng; and its members are subjected to a comparative reconstructive analysis, resulting in a phonological proto-system, called Common Central Xiāng. The book also examines related questions of demographic and migration history, together with possible historical connections between Central Xiāng and the Gàn family of dialects. It is suggested that Gàn and Central Xiāng may ultimately have belonged to a dialect continuum and that this possibility should be investigated in future studies.<中央研究院語言學研究所>

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