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Cantonese : a comprehensive grammar

Author: Stephen Matthews; Virginia Yip
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2011.
Series: Routledge comprehensive grammars.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Matthews, Stephen.
Cantonese : a comprehensive grammar.
London : Routledge, 2011
xxiii, 510 pages ; 24 cm.
(DLC) 10848029
(OCoLC)642205591
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Matthews; Virginia Yip
ISBN: 9780203835012 0203835018 9781136853500 1136853502
OCLC Number: 878137265
Description: 1 online resource (535 pages).
Contents: 1. Phonology : the Cantonese sound system --
2. Word structure : morphology and word formation --
3. Syntactic categories : parts of speech in Cantonese --
4. Sentence structure : word order and topicalization --
5. Pronouns --
6. The noun phrase --
7. Prepositions and expressions of location --
8. The verb phrase --
9. Adjectival constructions : description and comparison --
10. Adverbial constructions --
11. Aspect and verbal particles --
12. Modality : possibility and probability --
13. Negation --
14. Quantification and existential sentences --
15. Relative and noun-modifying clauses --
16. Coordination and subordinate clauses --
17. Questions --
18. Sentence particles and interjections --
19. Imperative sentences : commands and requests --
20. Cantonese speech conventions : politeness and terms of address --
21. Numerals and times.
Series Title: Routledge comprehensive grammars.
Responsibility: Stephen Matthews and Virginia Yip.

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A reference guide to Cantonese as spoken by native speakers in Hong Kong. It presents a fresh description of the language, focusing on the real patterns of use in Cantonese. It is suitable for  Read more...

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