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Title: Tonal Patterns in Chinese Regulated Verse: A Corpus Study
Authors: Duanmu, San;Stiennon, Nathan
Date: 2005-06
Issue Date: 2016-08-11 10:59:02 (UTC+8)
Abstract: It is well known that Chinese regulated verse should meet certain tonal requirements. We offer a corpus study and examine to what extent the requirements are satisfied. The corpus consists of all regulated poems with seven-syllable lines in the anthology of Three Hundred Tang Poems. The result shows that only about 32% of the lines and 1% of the poems meet the strict version of the tonal requirements, according to which every syllable must use a designated tone. On the other hand, 95% of the lines and 68% of the poems satisfy the relaxed version of the tonal requirements, according to which the tonal choices for the first, third, and fifth syllables of a line are more flexible. We also discuss a some other points of interest: the Gu Ping constraint, comparisons of our results with those of five-syllable lines (Ripley 1980), and word frequencies.
Relation: 臺灣語言學期刊, 3(1), 1-31
Taiwan Journal of Linguistics
Data Type: article
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