Prosodic Phonology of the Fuzhou Dialect: Domains and Rule Application is the first attempt to conduct a comprehensive analysis of the Fuzhou phonological system from the perspective of prosodic phonology.

It addresses the following issues: What prosodic constituents exist in the Fuzhou dialect and what kinds of roles they play in the Fuzhou phonological system; how to define the domain formation of these prosodic constituents in the Fuzhou dialect; what kinds of Fuzhou phonological phenomena make crucial reference to these prosodic constituents as the domain of application; and what implications does the study of the Fuzhou phonological system have for the prosodic phonology theory.

This book is a valuable text for students and scholars in the field of Chinese dialectology, Min dialects, prosodic phonology, and phonology-morphosyntax interface.

chapter 1|37 pages


chapter 2|25 pages

Syllable and foot in the Fuzhou dialect

chapter 3|30 pages

Prosodic word

Domain of lexical-level rule application in the Fuzhou dialect

chapter 5|63 pages

Phonological phrase

Domain of phrasal-level rule application in the Fuzhou dialect

chapter 7|19 pages

Intonational phrase in the Fuzhou dialect

Variability in domain formation and rule application

chapter 8|7 pages

Concluding remarks