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Hakka dialect (Chinese language)
The first scientific description in Russia based on the author's field study of one of the most representative regional Chinese languages ​​in 1975 in Singapore, in 1987 in the Hakka ethnocultural centre in Meixian, Guangdong, in the first decade of the 21st century in Beijing, Shanghai, Zhuhai. For the first time in Chinese linguistics, in the Hakka (Kejia) language, inspiratory vowels have been identified and described from the phonetic and phonological side, the vocal dominant of the phonetic-phonological system of the regional Chinese Hakka has been determined, the diachronic and synchronic relationship of the phonetic-phonological systems of the national language Mandarin and the Hakka dialect has been disclosed, the linguistic reasons for the impossibility of direct speech communication between the speakers of these languages ​​are established.
Chinese phonological systems in the intercivilizational contact between the East and the West
The monograph develops an independent scientific and practical direction "The universal sound-phonemic theory of phonological systems of the Chinese Putonghua and Chinese dialects in comparison with the phonological system of the Russian language as a representative of Indo-European languages.
The Hakka Dialect: A Linguistic Study of Its Phonology, Syntax and Lexicon
by Mantaro J. Hashimoto
Professor Hashimoto describes the formation and distribution of the Hakka dialects, gives a synchronic analysis of the phonology and syntax, and carries out a systematic comparison with Ancient Chinese, providing the readers with an exhaustive list of words and phrases arranged according to all the known phonological categories of Ancient Chinese. It made available to specialists an indispensable working-tool and a comprehensive library of reference.
The Hakka Cookbook: Chinese Soul Food from around the World Hardcover
by Linda Lau Anusasananan
Veteran food writer Linda Lau Anusasananan opens the world of Hakka cooking to Western audiences in this fascinating chronicle that traces the rustic cuisine to its roots in a history of multiple migrations.

Identification of Hakka Cultural Markers Paperback
by E. Wright Grace
This book separates actual cultural markers from ethnic stereotypes
From Invisible to Visible: Stories of Taiwanese Hakka Heritage Teachers' Journeys Paperback
by May H Hsieh
From invisible to visible: Stories of Taiwanese Hakka heritage teachers' journeys is a study exploring teachers' views and experiences with Hakka heritage language education and instruction in Taiwan.
Gan, Hakka and the Formation of Chinese Dialects by In Ho, Dah-an

The author argues that Hakka and southern Gan are sister dialects, as they share several innovations not found elsewhere; that they arose out of the Chinese dialect spoken in central Jiangxi in Song times, a stratified dialect which included a non-Chinese substratum, probably Miao-Yao; an archaic layer; and a more recent layer with an important Late Middle Chinese component. It is claimed that the linguistic boundary between southern Gan and Hakka arose secondarily due to the effect of an old administrative and geographical boundary. It is also argued that Hakka devoicing took place in the south, when Hakka was in contact with the MiaoYao language She, and that the old dialect of the city of Ganzhou may have played an important role in the formation of Hakka.


Lexical features of the Hakka dialect, Samartseva E.A.

Annotation: The Chinese language possesses large dialects and dialect groups. Linguistic scholars often turn to comparative studies, comparing a particular dialect with Mandarin. Phonetic, lexical, morphological and grammatical features are also investigated. This article will examine the lexical features of one of the main dialects of the Chinese language – the Hakka dialect.

Common Neo-Hakka: A Comparative Reconstruction, W. South Coblin

Description: The work consists of six chapters, a data appendix of 1368 cognate sets and reconstructed forms, and an index to the text proper. The first chapter introduces background, methodology, and the specific materials to be used. The second, third, and fourth chapters deal with syllable initials, syllable finals, and tones respectively. The fifth chapter is concerned with dialect lexicon and the problems involved in reconstruction of full lexical forms, as opposed to single syllables. The sixth and final chapter discusses relevant Hakka historical and demographic questions, specific historical phonological problems, and possible avenues for future research in the history of the Hakka dialects.

Language Contact's Influence of the Local Strong Dialect on Hai-lu Hakka Dialect of Taiwan and China,

程詠羅(Cheng Yongluo)

This article aims to identify the phonetic and lexical aspects of the Xinzhu Hakka languages influenced by the strong local dialects, and to explore the possible original form of Xinzhu Hakka in the early Qing dynasty.

Night Talk: Hakka Language & Hakka Culture

A short review about a lecture by Professor Liu Zhenfa, who spoke about the Hakka dialect and culture.

A Study of Hakka Dialect Grammar 客家方言语法研究

He Gengyong (何耿镛)

The Hakka Dialect of Western Fujian 闽西客家方言

Lan Xiaoling (蓝小玲)

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