Concept list Wang 2004 200

This basic list of 200 items is supposed to be identical with the Swadesh 1952 200, but it is more likely that it is taken from the list by Chen 1996 200, since the compiles explicitly refer to Chen's work and also translate «dull» as «stupid» in the Chinese list. They also follow Chen's ranking procedure by which the list is split into two parts, one of Wang 2004 100b and one of Wang 2004 100a. For the application of the list to the Chinese dialects, the compilors further reduce the stable list to a Wang 2004 95, based on a morphological criterion by which no compound words should occur in the data.

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