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A New Approach to Chinese Historical Linguistics

Jerry L. Norman and W. South Coblin
Journal of the American Oriental Society
Vol. 115, No. 4 (Oct. - Dec., 1995), pp. 576-584
DOI: 10.2307/604728
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/604728
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Abstract

The received model of Chinese linguistic history, and its associated historical linguistic methodologies, are found wanting in various respects. In particular, the latter field has become divorced from the study of actual spoken forms of Chinese of various places and periods and has instead focused almost exclusively on the exegesis of abstract sets or "systems" of philological data. A call is therefore issued for a new approach which refocuses the field on its appropriate object-the comparative and historical study of human speech in China.

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