Phonetic variations and sound changes in Hong Kong Cantonese: Diachronic review, synchronic study and implications for speech sound assessment

@article{To2015PhoneticVA,
  title={Phonetic variations and sound changes in Hong Kong Cantonese: Diachronic review, synchronic study and implications for speech sound assessment},
  author={Carol Kit Sum To and Sharynne Mcleod and Pamela S. P. Cheung},
  journal={Clinical Linguistics \& Phonetics},
  year={2015},
  volume={29},
  pages={333 - 353}
}
Abstract The aim of this article was to describe phonetic variations and sound changes in Hong Kong Cantonese (HKC) to provide speech-language pathologists with information about acceptable variants of standard pronunciations for speech sound assessments. Study 1 examined the pattern of variations and changes based on past diachronic research and historical written records. Nine phonetic variations were found. Five in syllable-initial and syllabic contexts: (1) [n-] → [l-], (2) [ŋ-] → Ø-, (3… 

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