publication . Article . 2008

Hong Kong English: phonological features

Irina-Ana Drobot;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2008 Journal: Bucharest Working Papers in Linguistics (issn: 2069-9239, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Editura Universitatii din Bucuresti
The aim of the paper is to present phonological features of Hong Kong English, which is a variety of New English. I examine features of the sound system (vowel and consonantal systems), characteristics of stress, rhythm, intonation, and phonological processes of the English spoken by Hongkongers. The way in which the accent and characteristics of the Hong Kong variety of English differs from standard, RP English is pointed out. Influences of Chinese and Cantonese on the phonological features of Hong Kong English are noticeable
free text keywords: Hong Kong English, phonological processes, vowels, consonants, Cantonese influence, Philology. Linguistics, P1-1091
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