A prosodic analysis of adjective reduplication in Ningbo Chinese
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AbstractThis study presents four patterns of adjective reduplication in Ningbo Chinese and investigates the derivation of adjective reduplications with a prosodic morphology account. Based on the data observed, this study suggests that the base of adjective reduplication in Ningbo Chinese can be either one or two syllables. To derive the four types of adjective reduplication, prosodic circumscription accesses to either the left or right edge of the base. This study also compares the difference between Mandarin Chinese and Ningbo Chinese in terms of the A1A2B pattern of adjective reduplication. A1A2B type of adjective reduplication is a prevalent pattern in Ningbo Chinese while it is absent in Mandarin Chinese. The present study proposes that the pattern of A1A2B reduplication is overt in Ningbo Chinese while covert in Mandarin Chinese.
Acceptance Date10/07/2017
All Author(s) ListGE Haoyan
Journal name韻律語法研究 Studies in Prosodic Grammar
Year2017
Volume Number2
Issue Number2
Publisher香港中文大學-北京語言大學漢語語言學與應用語言學聯合研究中心
Place of PublicationHong Kong
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
Keywordsprosodic morphology, Ningbo Chinese, adjective reduplication

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