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Master of Arts (M.A.)
Year Degree Awarded
Month Degree Awarded
Middle Chinese phonology, zhi, zhao, Mandarin, Wu, sound change
This study focuses on how Middle Chinese zhi and zhao initials are reflected in Modern Mandarin and Wu dialects. Also, the topic of sound change is incorporated based on the results from the study.