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Title: Hakka Chinese
Author: Wai-Sum Lee
Institution: City University of Hong Kong
Author: Eric Zee
Institution: City University of Hong Kong
Linguistic Field: Phonetics
Subject Language: Chinese, Hakka
Abstract: Hakka Chinese is also known in China as Kejia dialect. The present study is based on phonetic data collected from native speakers of Hakka Chinese, male and female, aged between 18 and 22, during our field trips to Hakka-speaking Meixian County in the northeastern part of Guangdong Province in southeastern China in 2007. The speakers have lived all their life in Meijiang District of the county, speaking Meijiang variety which is considered representative of Meixian Hakka. The style of speech illustrated here is that typical of the educated younger generation and the recording is that of a 22-year-old male college student.

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