Phonetics
(7,629 words)

"Chinese phonetics" refers to general phonetics pursued inside and outside of China, using data available and addressing issues arising from the languages of China, mainly the Hàn-Chinese (Sinitic) languages.

Phonetics was one of the most prosperous disciplines in Chinese linguistics during the early decades of the last century. Yet in the latter half of the century it had become marginalized before being revived…

Cite this page
Xiaonong ZHU, “Phonetics”, in: Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics, General Editor Rint Sybesma. Consulted online on 26 September 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2210-7363_ecll_COM_00000329>
First published online: 2015



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