Why Can’t I Understand Auntie?

Aug 22, 2020


Linguist Patrick Chew provided a basic introduction on Chinese dialects, focusing primarily on the Pearl River Delta of Guǎngdōng/Gwong-dung Province and how these dialects affect not only identity, but also inter-communication and the effects on genealogy research.

Patrick Chew is a UC Berkeley graduate with degrees in Linguistics, East Asian Languages and Literatures, specifically Chinese and Altaic languages. Patrick is the Internationalization/Localization Manager at Change.org. When Patrick is not working on languages, linguistics, and technology, he continues his passion for genealogy, which has provided an integral grounding to his own heritage.