Stamps Scholar Spotlight: Emily Grabowski '18

Through my Stamps Scholarship, I have been working on Cambodian Teochew, a Chinese language with eight tones. Each syllable is assigned one of these tones. But when individual syllables are put together, for example into words or sentences, we observe that the tones change. This is called tone sandhi. I have been working with speakers here in Hanover as well as in Long Beach, CA to determine what tones they change to and the the rules relating tone sandhi to sentence structure.

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