Professor Wallace Chafe conducted a <a href="http://www.pearstories.org">study</a>that showed language differences across seven Chinese dialects. His subjects watched a wordless film of a child stealing pears and afterwards told the story in their own dialects. The movie and recordings of the Chinese speakers are available for viewing and listening.
I enjoyed to listening to the subjects who spoke in my dialect, Xiamen-flavor of Minnan.
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