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Chapter 7. Hong Kong English

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Abstract

The status of Hong Kong English (henceforth HKE) as a &#8216;variety&#8217; is still open to question, between a &#8216;nascent&#8217; variety of English and a fully-fledged one. The phonology of HKE exhibits a smaller set of vowel and consonant contrasts than native varieties and other notable features include: initial [l]~[n] alternation (as in <i>no~low</i>), reduction of diphthongs before a [+stop] (<i>take, joke, town</i>), etc. Suprasegmental features of HKE include syllable-timed rhythm, distinctive stress patterns and absence of vowel reduction. Lexically, HKE includes novel expressions and grammatical structures often influenced by Cantonese.

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