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Hong Kong Cantonese: a fascinating hybrid

The Sinitic family consists of thousands of varieties, many of which differ from each other minimally, and their small and fine differences may be regarded as dialectal micro-variations that often show the structural limits of human language (see Richard Kayne’s work on microparameters, or Ian Roberts’ distinction between micro-, meso- and macroparameters, which also fall […]

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