Intermediate Cantonese: A Grammar and Workbook

Intermediate Cantonese: A Grammar and Workbook

by Virginia Yip, Stephen Matthews
     
 

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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

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

Acknowledgments, Introduction, 1. Consonants and vowels, 2. Tone contours, 3. Changed tones, 4. Reduplication, 5.Word Formation, 6. Verb-object compounds, 7. Adjective and stative verbs, 8. Classifiers revisited, 9. Word order Patterns: topics and focus, 10. Word order patterns: using jeung, 11. Coverbs and serial verbs, 12. Aspect markers, 13. Compasrisons, 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 borrowing, key to exercises, Glossary of grammatical terms, Index

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