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Author Matthews, Stephen, 1963- author.

Title Cantonese : a comprehensive grammar / Stephen Matthews and Virginia Yip
Edition Second edition
Published London : Routledge, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (535 pages)
Series Routledge comprehensive grammars
Routledge comprehensive grammars.
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
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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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Subject Cantonese dialects -- Grammar
Cantonese dialects -- Grammar.
FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY -- Southeast Asian Languages.
Kantonesiska -- grammatik.
Form Electronic book
Author Yip, Virginia, 1962- author.
ISBN 0203835018