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Conference Papers Proceedings of the Symposium/Cross-Linguistic Studies of Tonal Phenomena/Tonogenesis, Typology and Related Topics. Year : 1999

The origin of Chinese tones

Abstract

This paper presents the history of research on the origin of Chinese tones, supporting Haudricourt's view of a toneless Old Chinese and of tonal origins in syllable-final laryngeals.

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halshs-00096904 , version 1 (20-09-2006)

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Laurent Sagart. The origin of Chinese tones. Proceedings of the Symposium/Cross-Linguistic Studies of Tonal Phenomena/Tonogenesis, Typology and Related Topics., 1999, Tokyo, Japan. pp.91-104. ⟨halshs-00096904⟩
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