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Basic Cantonese: A Grammar and Workbook (Routledge Grammars)by Virginia Yip
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This Grammar and Workbook is ideal for learners of Cantonese wishing to take their knowledge of the language beyond the elementary level. Its twenty-eight units highlight the key building blocks of sentence structure and comprise a structured introduction to essential grammar points. Each unit also features exercises, focusing on the communicative language, devised to perfect the students knowledge of these grammar points.
Its clear presentation and lack of jargon mean that it can be used in conjunction with a language course or for independent study. It will also prove invaluable for revision and reference.
Featuring an introduction to the language, full key to exercises and a glossary of grammatical terms, the Grammar and Workbook provides a firm foundation on which to build proficiency and confidence in speaking, reading and writing Cantonese.
Book News Annotation:
Introduces essentials of Cantonese grammar in a straightforward and systematic way. Each of 28 units deals with a grammatical topic and provides exercises designed to put grammar into a communicative context. Special attention is paid to topics which differ from English and European language structures. Includes answers to exercises, and a glossary of grammatical terms. Yip teaches in the Department of Modern Languages and Intercultural Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Matthews teaches linguistics at the University of Hong Kong.
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This "Grammar and Workbook" should be suitable for learners of Cantonese wishing to take their knowledge of the language beyond the elementary level. Its 28 units highlight the key building blocks of sentence structure and comprise a structured introduction to essential grammar points.
"Basic Cantonese" introduces the essentials of Cantonese grammar in a straightforward and systematic way. Each of the 28 units deals with a grammatical point and provides associated exercises, devised to perfect communication skills. Special attention is paid to topics which differ from English and European language structures. Features include: clear, accessible format; lively examples to illustrate each grammar point; full key to exercises; and glossary of grammatical terms.
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