Cantonese

ISBN-10: 0415471311

ISBN-13: 9780415471312

Edition: 2nd 2011 (Revised)

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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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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 2/1/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 536
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.782

Introduction
Phonology
Word Structure
Syntactic Categories
Sentence Structure
Pronouns
The Noun Phrase
Prepositions and expressions of location
The Verb Phrase
Adjectival Constructions
Adverbial Constructions
Aspect and Verbal Particles
Modality
Negation
Quantification
Relative and noun-modifying clauses
Coordination and Subordinate Clauses
Questions
Sentence Particles and Interjections
Imperative Sentences
Cantonese Speech Conventions
Numberals and Times Appendiz: Romanization. System
Notes
Glossary of Grammatical Terms
References
Index
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