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Yap, Foong Ha and Brian Lap-ming Wai. 2018. Inclusivity and exclusivity in the use of Cantonese ngo5dei6 (‘we’) in evasive replies in Hong Kong political discourse. Discourse & Society 29 (6) : 691–715.
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SAGE Publications


The Chief Executive Election candidates in Hong Kong frequently do not belong to any political party. It is explored how this singular contextual factor impacts the choice of inclusive and exclusive ‘we’ in politicians' elusive answers in the 2012 Hong Kong Chief Executive Election debates.