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Acquisition of Tone, L1
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1. Theme and Methods

All varieties of Chinese have lexical tones. The most discussed issues concerning the acquisition of tone in Sinitic (Chinese) languages include:

1. The acquisition of tones versus the acquisition of segmentals;

2. The chronological order (or stages) in the acquisition of tone categories (i.e., lexi…

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Jane TSAY, “Acquisition of Tone, L1”, in: Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics, General Editor Rint Sybesma. Consulted online on 24 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2210-7363_ecll_COM_000106>
First published online: 2015

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