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    Intermediate Cantonese - A Grammar and Workbook, 2nd Edition

    EAN: 9780415815611

    ISBN: 978-04-15815-61-1 //  ISBN: 9780415815611
    Year of publication: 2017
    Publisher: Routledge
    Number of pages: 199
    Languages: Cantonese, English
    Country of origin: UK

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    Intermediate Cantonese is designed for learners who have achieved basic proficiency and wish to progress to more complex language.

    Each of the 25 units combines clear, concise grammar explanations with communicatively oriented exercises to help build confidence and fluency.

    Features include:

    Many authentic examples from contemporary media, including films, advertising, songs and soap operas
    Clear differentiation between colloquial and more formal speech registers
    Up-to-date analysis of contemporary Cantonese as spoken in Hong Kong.
    Suitable for independent learners and students on taught courses, Intermediate Cantonese, together with its sister volume, Basic Cantonese, forms a structured course of the essentials of Cantonese grammar.

    Table of Contents

    1 Consonants and vowels
    2 Tone contours
    3 Changed tones
    4 Reduplication
    5 Word formation
    6 Verb-object compounds
    7 Adjectives and stative verbs
    8 Classifiers revisited
    9 Topic and focus
    10 Using jēung
    11 Serial verbs
    12 Aspect markers
    13 Comparisons
    14 Resultative and causative sentences with dou
    15 Quantification
    16 Negative sentences
    17 Questions and answers
    18 Relative clauses
    19 Subordinate clauses
    20 Conditional sentences
    21 Reported speech
    22 Cantonese speech conventions
    23 Particles and interjections
    24 Colloquial syntax
    25 Code-mixing and loanwords
    Key to exercises
    Glossary of grammatical terms

    About the Authors

    Virginia Yip is Professor at the Department of Linguistics and Modern Languages, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
    Stephen Matthews is Professor at the Department of Linguistics at the University of Hong Kong.

    They are the authors of Basic Cantonese: A Grammar and Workbook (2000), Cantonese: A Comprehensive Grammar (1994, 2nd edition 2011), The Bilingual Child: Early Development and Language Contact (Cambridge University Press, 2007), and co-directors of the Childhood Bilingualism Research Centre.



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