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Voices 2005


Hackney/Chinese group

Chinese London Voices 2005

We talk to a group of Chinese people from Hackney about how they speak


Anna Liu
Anna Liu

We interviewed a group of Hackney residents of Chinese descent about how they speak and what words they use in their everyday lives.

Here, you can read more about them and then listen to a selection of audio clips of them talking.

Name: Sindy Man
Age: 26
Lives in: Hackney
Lived here: All my life
Born in the area?: Yes
Description of own accent: Cockney accent
Languages other than English: Yes, Cantonese

Name: Gigi Man
Age: 20
Lives in: Hackney
Lived here: All my life
Born in the area?: Yes
Description of own accent: London
Languages other than English: Cantonese, Turkish and Mandarin

Name: Xuan Long Le
Age: 24
Lives in: Upton Park, east London
Lived here: Less than a year
Born in the area?: No, born in Vietnam
Description of own accent: I speak English excellently
Languages other than English: Vietnamese and Cantonese

Name: Anna Liu
Age: 24
Lives in: N19
Lived here: More than 10 years
Born in the area?: No
Description of own accent: London
Languages other than English: Cantonese

Name: James Hok Ming Kwok
Age: 69
Lives in: W3
Lived here: More than 10 years
Born in the area? No, Hong Kong
Description of own accent: Mix of London, Derbyshire, Hertfordshire accents
Languages other than English: Chinese, Cantonese





Listen to our interviews with a group of Chinese people from Hackney for Voices 2005
audio Listen: Hackney Chinese clip 2 >
audio Listen: Hackney Chinese clip 1 >
audio Listen: James Hokmingkwok >
audio Audio: Listen to Anna Liu >
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last updated: 27/07/05
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