The pronunciation of Hong Kong English

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Title The pronunciation of Hong Kong English
Author Deterding, David; Wong, Jennie; Kirkpatrick, Andy
Journal Name English World-wide
Editor Edgar Schneider
Year Published 2008
Place of publication Netherlands
Publisher John Benjamins Publishing Co.
Abstract This paper provides a detailed description of the pronunciation of English by fifteen fourth-year undergraduates at the Hong Kong Institute of Education. First, the occurrence of American features of pronunciation is considered. Then there is an analysis of the pronunciation of initial TH, initial and final consonant clusters, L-vocalisation, conflation between initial [n] and [l], monophthong vowels, the vowels in FACE and GOAT, vowel reduction, rhythm and sentence stress. Finally, the status of Hong Kong English is considered, particularly the extent of its continuing alignment with an exonormative standard.
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Copyright Statement Copyright 2008 John Benjamins Publishing Co. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 29
Issue Number 2
Page from 148
Page to 175
ISSN 0172-8865
Date Accessioned 2011-11-02
Language en_US
Research Centre Griffith Asia Institute; Griffith Institute for Educational Research
Faculty Arts, Education and Law
Subject English Language
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1x

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