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I was wondering if anyone knew where to find maps with isoglosses for dialects of Mandarin. I am especially interested in phonemic features, such as

  • erhua
  • mergers, such as eng/en, in/ing, x/sh etc.
  • regional differences in tones

but anything would be interesting.


The shapes of Isogloss maps are generally identical to those of dialect maps. So I think this could give you some clues. enter image description here

Below is a sample for isogloss maps(from http://www.yupoo.com/photos/9919/7485900/) enter image description here
More of them:

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Suggestion: For more information about isogloss maps, visit http://image.baidu.com/ and type in "同言线". Further reading: http://book.kongfz.com/15325/226467644/ This is a book about chinese linguistic geography. For more books in this subject, search "汉语方言地理学".


You can try 乡音苑(phonemica), it has dialects map in both English and Chinese, maybe you can find isogloss maps.

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