A Dictionary of Cantonese Slang: The Language of Hong Kong Movies, Street Gangs and City Life (Paperback)
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A Dictionary of Cantonese Slang: The Language of Hong Kong Movies, Street Gangs and City Life (Paperback)

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Paperback 492 Pages / Published: 25/04/2019
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Providing a description and analysis of Hong Kong vernacular Cantonese speech styles, notably the language of the Triad-dominated criminal underworld, of teenagers and of Hong Kong movies and comics, this reference text is arranged alphabetically in both Cantonese and English.

Publisher: C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9781849046626
Number of pages: 492
Dimensions: 216 x 138 mm


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'Cantonese popular literature, comic books and movies- in fact, everyday life - is incomprehensible without some understanding of slang. [...] A Dictionary of Cantonese Slang is the one and only, covering everything from common colloquialisms to triad trash-talking.' -- Professor Frank Dikotter, author of Mao's Great Famine
'A very significant contribution to the field of Chinese lexicography. [...] Will shed much light on the kind of Cantonese speech that many people know about, talk about, and use in their daily conversations yet have not considered worthy of serious scholarship.' -- Robert S. Bauer, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

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