Conversational repair in spoken hong kong cantonese

Adrian K. Ho, Björn H. Jernudd

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This paper examines the process and mechanism of conversational repair in spoken Hong Kong Cantonese. Levelt calls for accounts of conversational repair from diverse languages; this paper helps test his supposition that “the organization of repair is quite invariant across languages and cultures” (1989: 497). The paper also raises the hypothesis that personal and contextual factors are crucial variables which determine which type of repair will be socially acceptable (and therefore prominent) in a particular conversational setting.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)205-225
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Asian Pacific Communication
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Communication
  • General Business, Management and Accounting
  • Economics and Econometrics


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