Traditional Chinese Phonology
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Chinese historical phonology differs from most domains of contemporary linguistics in that its general framework is based in large part on a genuinely native tradition. The non-Western outlook of the terminology and concepts used in Chinese historical phonology make this field extremely diffi…

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Guillaume JACQUES, “Traditional Chinese Phonology”, in: Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics, General Editor Rint Sybesma. Consulted online on 19 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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