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dc.contributor.authorHong, Amelia Yu Qing.
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-21T08:43:30Z
dc.date.available2012-11-21T08:43:30Z
dc.date.copyright2012en_US
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10356/50847
dc.description.abstractThis study makes a preliminary analysis of the phonological system of the Singapore variety of Min, also known as Singapore Hokkien (SH). This analysis of SH posits that SH has a (C1) (G1) V (G2) (C2) T structure due to the existence of rising diphthongs, falling diphthongs and triphthongs in the data. SH therefore has an unusually large vowel inventory. One male and two female consultants participated in this study, which had a 270-word list making up the bulk of the data. After data analysis and cross-referencing from relevant texts, the language was found to have eight monophthongs, nine diphthongs and two triphthongs in its vowel inventory. Another 18 consonant phonemes round up the phoneme inventory. Acoustic analysis of the vowels shows a vowel space that has /i/, /u/ and /a/ making up its furthest points. This was fairly consistent for the three speakers. SH has six tones--/55/, /51/ /33/, /31/, /24/ and /11/. Tonal analysis shows that a few of the six tones seem to be converging on one another—the /11/, /31/ and /31/ tones in particular created confusion in the perception test that was administered in this study.en_US
dc.format.extent83 p.en_US
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dc.rightsNanyang Technological University
dc.subjectDRNTU::Humanities::Linguistics::Phonologyen_US
dc.subjectDRNTU::Humanities::Linguistics::Phoneticsen_US
dc.titleA phonological and phonetic description of Singapore Hokkien.en_US
dc.typeFinal Year Project (FYP)en_US
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Humanities and Social Sciencesen_US
dc.description.degreeBachelor of Artsen_US
dc.contributor.supervisor2Alexander Robertson Coupeen_US
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