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Laurent SAGART

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Laurent Sagart

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Laurent Sagart

The synchronie and historical phonology, and, to some extent, the lexicon of Shanggao, a Chinese dialect spoken in the western part of the Poyang plain in Jiangxi, are presented and discussed.

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Laurent Sagart

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Laurent SAGART

Based on a survey of 21 languages chosen to represent the diversity of Sino-Tibetan, this paper proposes that all Sino-Tibetan languages except Chinese have lost a phonological distinction between two Proto-Sino-Tibetan codas, *-q (Old Chinese *-ʔ, dialectally *-k) and *-k (Old Chinese *-k): the two codas merged as *-k in Proto-Tibeto-Burman. It is shown that the Proto-Sino-Tibetan *-q/*-k distinction as reflected in Old Chinese is correlated with the same distinction in Proto-Austronesian.