Prosodic tautomorphemicity in Sino-Tibetan

Sino-Tibetan is a prime example of how strongly a language family can typologically diversify under the pressure of areal spread features (Matisoff 1991, 1999). One of the manifestation of this is the average length of p
Sino-Tibetan is a prime example of how strongly a language family can typologically diversify under the pressure of areal spread features (Matisoff 1991, 1999). One of the manifestation of this is the average length of prosodic words. In Southeast Asia, prosodic words tend to average on one or one-and-a-half syllables. In the Himalayas, by contrast, it is not uncommon to encounter prosodic words containing five to ten syllables. The following pair of examples illustrates this.
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Author:Balthasar Bickel
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30-1160400
URL:http://www.uni-leipzig.de/~bickel/research/papers/Bickel2003Prosodic.pdf
Document Type:Preprint
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2010/08/10
Year of first Publication:2003
Publishing Institution:Univ.-Bibliothek Frankfurt am Main
Release Date:2010/08/10
SWD-Keyword:Prosodie; Sinotibetische Sprachen; Wortlänge
Note:
To appear in: David Bradley, Randy J. LaPolla, Graham Thurgood [eds.]: Language variation : papers on variation and change in the Sinosphere and Indospehere in honour of James A. Matisoff. - Canberra : Australian National Univ., Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, 2003. - Pacific Linguistics ; 555
HeBIS PPN:284806013
Dewey Decimal Classification:400 Sprache
Sammlungen:Linguistik
Linguistic-Classification:Linguistik-Klassifikation: Dialektologie/Sprachgeografie / Dialectology/Linguistic geography
Licence (German):License Logo Veröffentlichungsvertrag für Publikationen

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