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Hello, fellow Chinese learners! I’m writing a paper on words/expressions/grammar/phonetic features that can help distinguish between different generations of native Chinese speakers, so it’s a sort of paper on age differentiation in Chinese language. Could anyone recommend me some materials I could use – both theoretical and practical (perhaps there is an interview or a movie where you can see the differences between speakers of different generations /ages clearly, so I could describe it)? Thank you!

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Chinese culture supposedly reveres age, but a pair of hunched-over comedians mocking the elderly is nonetheless a staple of Chinese variety shows. Perhaps you can note something in the speech patterns of these.







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