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Conditions and Effects of Homophony in Chinese

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dc.contributor.advisor Napoli, Donna Jo, 1948- Runkle, Patrick 2013-03-28T19:09:42Z 2013-03-28T19:09:42Z 1998
dc.description.abstract In this thesis, I will look at one particular phenomenon that not only deeply piqued my interest as a stUdent of Chinese, but also illuminates phonological issues not found in Western linguistics: Homophony. My study of Chinese homophony will look at two key areas: First, I will look at the historical record of Chinese, in order to shed some light on how the phenonmenon arose. Second, I will look at the effects in the language of homophony, including a trial that I hope to run in order to clarify some important questions. Before the meat of my thesis can begin, however, some serious background on the Chinese language is necessary. en
dc.description.sponsorship Swarthmore College. Dept. of Linguistics en
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dc.rights Full copyright to this work is retained by the student author. It may only be used for non-commercial, research, and educational purposes. All other uses are restricted.
dc.title Conditions and Effects of Homophony in Chinese en
dc.type Thesis (B.A.)

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