Phonemicization of Mandarin
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The inventory of consonantal and vocalic phonemes for Modern Standard Chinese (whose phonology is defined as identical to that of Běijīng Mandarin; Běijīng, The Language of) has undergone numerous reformulations since the early twentieth century. Proposals, which roughly reflect developments in linguistic science from American structuralism and Jakobsonian feature an…

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Chris Wen-chao LI, “Phonemicization of Mandarin”, in: Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics, General Editor Rint Sybesma. Consulted online on 23 October 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2210-7363_ecll_COM_00000328>
First published online: 2015



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