A Dictionary of Cantonese Slang

A Dictionary of Cantonese Slang

Author: Christopher Hutton

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 0824815955

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 492

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Categories: Foreign Language Study

A Dictionary of Hong Kong English

A Dictionary of Hong Kong English

Hong Kong English: Autonomy and Creativity, 119—140. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press. Hutton, Christopher, and Bolton, Kingsley. 2005. A Dictionary of Cantonese Slang: The Language of Hong Kong Movies, Street Gangs and City Life.

Author: Patrick J. Cummings

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9789888083305

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 300

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This book is the first dictionary of Hong Kong English. It includes only words and word senses that are particular to Hong Kong English, legitimizing it as a variety in its own right. While the main focus is on contemporary language use from all domains of Hong Kong life, historical terms and references are covered as well. Entries are designed according to state of the art lexicography and show pronunciation, source language, frequency, authentic usage, and cultural conceptualizations. The dictionary also provides a brief history of Hong Kong English, a list of acronyms and abbreviations, historical place names and their current equivalents, words of Hong Kong origin now in international use, as well as further reference material. Patrick J. Cummingshas taught English and science in Hong Kong for more than a decade.Hans-Georg Wolfis chair professor for development and variation of the English language at Potsdam University, Germany.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

ABC Cantonese English Comprehensive Dictionary

ABC Cantonese English Comprehensive Dictionary

Author Robert S. Bauer, a renowned lexicographer and authority on Cantonese, has utilized language documentation resources to the fullest extent by gathering material firsthand from dictionaries, glossaries, and grammars; newspapers and ...

Author: Robert S. Bauer

Publisher: ABC Chinese Dictionary

ISBN: 0824877322

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 1248

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Cantonese is spoken by an estimated 73 million people worldwide. It remains hugely influential and a source of great pride--especially for its speakers in Hong Kong, where it flourishes as the predominant language and so sets Hong Kong apart linguistically from all of mainland China. The first and most authoritative reference of its kind to be published in the last forty years, ABC Cantonese-English Comprehensive Dictionary comprises about 15,000 lexical entries that are unique to the colloquial Cantonese language as it is spoken and written in Hong Kong today. Author Robert S. Bauer, a renowned lexicographer and authority on Cantonese, has utilized language documentation resources to the fullest extent by gathering material firsthand from dictionaries, glossaries, and grammars; newspapers and magazines; government records; cartoons and comic books; film and television; websites; and native speakers striding the sidewalks of Hong Kong to capture concretely contemporary Cantonese. In addition to the Introduction, which presents an exhaustive description and analysis of Hong Kong Cantonese, this dictionary's special features include: alphabetical ordering of the lexical entries by their Jyut Ping romanized Cantonese pronunciations; parts of speech; cross-referencing with semantically related lexical items; variant pronunciations and written forms in Chinese characters and English letters; explanatory notes on social status and usage (literal, figurative, slang, jargon, humorous, obscene, obsolete, etc.); information on sociocultural, historical, and political aspects; and example sentences showing lexical usage in the context of spoken Cantonese.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Cantonese A Comprehensive Grammar

Cantonese  A Comprehensive Grammar

Hutton and Bolton's (2005) dictionary of Cantonese slang complements these by including street slang. For Cantonese characters, Cheung and Bauer (2002) is an authoritative reference work.

Author: Stephen Matthews

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136853500

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 544

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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 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 Cantonese grammar. Arranged by both syntactic categories and language functions, the Grammar provides an in-depth treatment of structures and pays special attention to idiom and speech registers. Explanations are full, clear and free of jargon. An extensive index, numbered paragraphs and generous use of headings and cross-references provide readers with easy access to the information they require. Features include: Comprehensive pronunciation section Full use of examples from films, advertising and authentic conversations Cantonese-English parallels highlighted throughout the book All examples given in characters as well as pinyin
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Complete Cantonese Learn Cantonese with Teach Yourself

Complete Cantonese  Learn Cantonese with Teach Yourself

A wealth of racy colloquialisms can be found in Christopher Hutton and Kingsley Bolton's A Dictionary of Cantonese Slang (London: Hurst &Co., 2005). Sidney Lau's textbooks published by the Hong Kong government are perhaps the most ...

Author: Hugh Baker

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444134421

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 368

View: 933

Is this the right course for me? This new and improved Edition of Complete Cantonese will take you effortlessly from beginner to confident speaker. Whether you are starting from scratch, or are just out of practice, Complete Cantonese will guarantee success! It is fully updated to make your language experience fun and interactive. You can still rely on the benefits of a top language teacher with years of teaching experience, but now with added learning features within the course and online. The course is structured in thematic units and the emphasis is placed on communication, so that you effortlessly progress from introducing yourself and dealing with everyday situations to using the phone and talking about work. This course uses the widely-accepted Yale Romanisation system and includes a helpful pronunciation guide at the beginning of the textbook. By the end of this course, you will be at Level B2 of the Common European Framework for Languages: can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features: Not got much time? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started Author insights Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. Grammar tips Easy-to-follow building blocks to give you a clear understanding. Useful vocabulary Easy to find and learn, to build a solid foundation for speaking. Dialogues Read and listen to everyday dialogues to help you speak and understand fast. Pronunciation Don't sound like a tourist! Perfect your pronunciation before you go. Test yourself Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress Extend your knowledge Extra online articles at to give you a richer understanding of the culture and history of China. Try this Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Digital Humanities and New Ways of Teaching

Digital Humanities and New Ways of Teaching

There is also a tendency to deliberately avoid native Cantonese words that do not have a well-accepted written form. ... and later words from the Dictionary of Cantonese Slang (Hutton and Bolton 2005) were imported to the database.

Author: Anna Wing-bo Tso

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811312779

Category: Social Science

Page: 254

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This volume includes a variety of first-hand case studies, critical analyses, action research and reflective practice in the digital humanities which ranges from digital literature, library science, online games, museum studies, information literacy to corpus linguistics in the 21st century. It informs readers of the latest developments in the digital humanities and their influence on learning and teaching. With the growing advancement of digital technology, humanistic inquiries have expanded and transformed in unfathomable complexity as new content is being rapidly created. The emergence of electronic archiving, digital scholarship, digitized pedagogy, textual digitization and software creation has brought about huge impacts on both humanities subjects and the university curricula in terms of nature, scope and design. This volume provides insights into what these technological changes mean for all the stakeholders involved and for the ways in which humanities subjects are understood. Part 1 of this volume begins with a broad perspective on digital humanities and discusses the current status of the field in Asia, Canada and Europe. Then, with a special focus on new literacies, educational implications, and innovative research in the digital humanities, Parts 2-4 explore how digital technology revolutionizes art forms, curricula, and pedagogy, revealing the current practices and latest trends in the digital humanities. Written by experts and researchers across Asia, Australia, Canada and Europe, this volume brings global insights into the digital humanities, particularly in the education aspect. It is of interest to researchers and students of cultural studies, literature, education, and technology studies. The strongest point of this collection of work is that, it brings important concepts to the study of digital literacies, for example, looking at it from the perspective of new literacies, languages and education. Daniel Churchill, Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong With a rapidly growing advancement in digital tools, this book has made a relevant contribution by informing readers what the latest development of these tools are, and discusses how they can aid research, libraries, education and even poets across different continents. Samuel Kai-wah Chu, Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong
Categories: Social Science

Cantonese as a Second Language

Cantonese as a Second Language

Cantonese as written language in Hong Kong 香港書面粵語. Global Chinese, 4(1), 103–142. ... Database of Cantonese words derived through diminutive bianyin 粵語小稱變音詞語派生的詞彙.載鄧景濱. ... A dictionary of Cantonese slang.

Author: John C. Wakefield

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351184236

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 286

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Cantonese is a language from southern China that is spoken by roughly 70 million people worldwide. It is the language of Hong Kong cinema and has traditionally been the most prominent language spoken in Chinatowns around the world. People choose to learn Cantonese for a variety of social and economic reasons: because it is a heritage language that one’s relatives speak; because it is the language of one’s partner and monolingual in-laws; because it is necessary for living and working in Hong Kong, Macau, Guangzhou, or other Cantonese-speaking communities; because it is the bridge to fully appreciating and understanding Cantonese culture; or simply because it is an irresistible challenge. Whatever the motivation, more and more people are choosing to learn Cantonese as an additional language. This book discusses many issues related to both acquiring and teaching Cantonese. If you are a learner of Cantonese, this long overdue volume is essential to understanding both the grammatical and the social issues involved with learning this notoriously difficult language. If you are a teacher, this book will be invaluable to gaining insight into your students’ motivations and needs. And finally, if you are an applied linguist, the unique aspects related to the acquisition of Cantonese offer a fascinating contribution to the literature.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Today Hong Kong Tomorrow the World

Today Hong Kong  Tomorrow the World

Jimmy Lai's Apple Daily started using Cantonese slang in the newspaper. ... As well as standard Cantonese speech, the dictionary collects slang, unlike the mainland's, and Lau thinks that the project can double its entries within the ...

Author: Mark L. Clifford

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781250279187

Category: Political Science

Page: 237

View: 544

A gripping history of China's deteriorating relationship with Hong Kong, and its implications for the rest of the world. For 150 years as a British colony, Hong Kong was a beacon of prosperity where people, money, and technology flowed freely, and residents enjoyed many civil liberties. In preparation for handing the territory over to China in 1997, Deng Xiaoping promised that it would remain highly autonomous for fifty years. An international treaty established a Special Administrative Region (SAR) with a far freer political system than that of Communist China—one with its own currency and government administration, a common-law legal system, and freedoms of press, speech, and religion. But as the halfway mark of the SAR’s lifespan approaches in 2022, it is clear that China has not kept its word. Universal suffrage and free elections have not been instituted, harassment and brutality have become normalized, and activists are being jailed en masse. To make matters worse, a national security law that further crimps Hong Kong’s freedoms has recently been decreed in Beijing. This tragic backslide has dire worldwide implications—as China continues to expand its global influence, Hong Kong serves as a chilling preview of how dissenters could be treated in regions that fall under the emerging superpower’s control. Today Hong Kong, Tomorrow the World tells the complete story of how a city once famed for protests so peaceful that toddlers joined grandparents in millions-strong rallies became a place where police have fired more than 10,000 rounds of tear gas, rubber bullets and even live ammunition at their neighbors, while pro-government hooligans attack demonstrators in the streets. A Hong Kong resident from 1992 to 2021, author Mark L. Clifford has witnessed this transformation firsthand. As a celebrated publisher and journalist, he has unrivaled access to the full range of the city’s society, from student protestors and political prisoners to aristocrats and senior government officials. A powerful and dramatic mix of history and on-the-ground reporting, this book is the definitive account of one of the most important geopolitical standoffs of our time.
Categories: Political Science

Curse Berate in 69 Languages

Curse   Berate in 69  Languages

English - Cantonese Dictionary , The Chinese University Press , Hong Kong , © 1991 ; The University of Chicago English - Spanish Dictionary , Compiled by Carlos Castillo & Otto F. Bond , Washington Sq . Press , NY , NY , © 1948 ...

Author: R. V. Branham

Publisher: Catapult

ISBN: 9781593763039

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 284

View: 735

For those times when “you blackguard!” just won’t do, Sinister Wisdom supplies an amazing array of crude, vulgar, offensive, scurrilous, lewd, and otherwise unprintable denunciations. Organized thematically and translated into more than 69 languages, it contains an alphabetical listing of every conceivable (and inconceivable) slur and insult, from comments on mothers' peculiar anatomy and hobbies, to suggestions on where to go and how, to observations on how others spend their solitary moments. Appendices cover blasphemies, bodily functions, sexual deviations, and variations on “yo mama!”
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Historical Dictionary of Hong Kong Cinema

Historical Dictionary of Hong Kong Cinema

The former won the Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) award at the twenty-sixth Hong Kong International Film ... the satirical tone of the story has bite, and the stories incorporate puns, Cantonese slang, songs, and in-jokes.

Author: Lisa Odham Stokes

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781538120620

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 654

View: 223

Hong Kong cinema began attracting international attention in the 1980s. By the early 1990s, Hong Kong had become "Hollywood East" as its film industry rose to first in the world in per capita production, was ranked second to the United States in the number of films it exported, and stood third in the world in the number of films produced per year behind the United States and India. This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Hong Kong Cinema contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 600 cross-referenced entries on directors, producers, writers, actors, films, film companies, genres, and terminology. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Hong Kong cinema.
Categories: Performing Arts