Chinese Phonology

This module deals with the nature, characteristics and tradition of Chinese classical phonology. In addition to rhyme books, rhyme tables, and the various categories and elements in them, students will also be expected to understand the application of Chinese phonology in the study of textual criticism, poetics and Chinese dialectology. Three main periods of Chinese in respect to phonology will be covered: Old Chinese, Middle Chinese and Old Mandarin. The course is offered to students in the Department.

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