9780415471312

Cantonese: A Comprehensive Grammar

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415471312

  • ISBN10:

    0415471311

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 2/1/2011
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Summary

Cantonese: A Comprehensive Grammar is a complete reference guide to Cantonese as spoken by native speakers in Hong Kong. It presents a fresh and accessible description of the language, concentrating on the real patterns of use in current Cantonese. This makes it the ideal reference source for all learners and users of Cantonese, irrespective of level, in schools, colleges, universities and adult classes of all types. Moreover, it will provide a lasting and reliable resource for all fluent speakers of the language.The book is organized to promote a thorough understanding of Cantonese grammar. Arranged by both syntactic categories and language functions, the Grammar provides an in-depth treatment of structures and pays special attention to idiom and speech registers. Explanations are full, clear and free of jargon. An extensive index, numbered paragraphs and generous use of headings and cross-references provide readers with easy access to the information they require.Features include:comprehensive pronunciation sectionfull use of examples from films, advertising and authentic conversationsCantonese-English parallels highlighted throughout the bookAll examples given in characters as well as pinyin

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