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"Chinese phonetics" refers to general phonetics pursued inside and outside of China, using data available and addressing issues arising from the languages of China, mainly the Hàn-Chinese (Sinitic) languages.

Phonetics was one of the most prosperous disciplines in Chinese linguistics during the early decades of the last century. Yet in the latter half of the century it had become marginalized before being revived in the…

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Xiaonong ZHU, “Phonetics”, in: Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics, General Editor Rint Sybesma. Consulted online on 29 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2210-7363_ecll_COM_00000329>
First published online: 2015

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