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A study of Mandarin homophony

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An investigation into the distribution of homophones was conducted using a large written corpus (Da, 2007). Both tone and homophony were found to be systematically uneven, with a tendency toward clustering. Syllables with the full complement of tones have, on average, higher homophone densities than those with fewer tonally-specified syllables, indicating a beneficial role of increasing homophone density in lexical processing. Three experiments were conducted to test this hypothesis. In Ex...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Linguistics Philology and Phonetics Faculty
Subgroup:
Linguistics Philology and Phonetics Faculty
Oxford college:
Hertford College
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Linguistics Philology and Phonetics Faculty
Subgroup:
Linguistics Philology and Phonetics Faculty
Oxford college:
St Hilda's College
Role:
Supervisor
ORCID:
0000-0002-9364-9399
Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Linguistics Philology and Phonetics Faculty
Subgroup:
Linguistics Philology and Phonetics Faculty
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
Role:
Examiner
ORCID:
0000-0002-4982-6722
Institution:
University of California Berkeley
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Examiner
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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