Intermediate Cantonese: A Grammar and Workbook

Intermediate Cantonese: A Grammar and Workbook

by Virginia Yip
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415193869

ISBN-13: 9780415193863

Pub. Date: 10/19/2000

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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.
* Suitable for independent learners and students on taught courses
* Many

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Overview

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.
* Suitable for independent learners and students on taught courses
* Many authentic examples from contemporary media, including films, advertising, songs and soap operas
* Clear distinction between colloquial and more formal speech registers
* Teaches contemporary Cantonese as spoken in Hong Kong
Intermediate Cantonese and its sister volume, Basic Cantonese, form a structured course of the essentials of Cantonese grammar.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415193863
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/19/2000
Series:
Grammar Workbooks Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
1Consonants and vowels1
2Tone contours8
3Changed tones13
4Reduplication21
5Word formation29
6Verb-object compounds35
7Adjectives and stative verbs41
8Classifiers revisited46
9Topic and focus55
10Using jeung61
11Serial verbs66
12Aspect markers74
13Comparisons83
14Resultative and causative sentences with dou89
15Quantification97
16Negative sentences107
17Questions and answers113
18Relative clauses120
19Subordinate clauses127
20Conditional sentences135
21Reported speech143
22Cantonese speech conventions149
23Particles and interjections156
24Colloquial syntax165
25Code-mixing and loanwords172
Key to exercises179
Glossary of grammatical terms195
Index197

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