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A dictionary of Hong Kong English

Patrick Jean Cummings

A dictionary of Hong Kong English

words from the fragrant harbor

by Patrick Jean Cummings

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Published by Hong Kong University Press in Hong Kong .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Dictionaries,
  • English language

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesHong Kong English
    StatementPatrick J. Cummings and Hans-Georg Wolf
    ContributionsWolf, Hans-Georg, 1963-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPE3502.C544 C86 2011
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxxi, 276 p. :
    Number of Pages276
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25049976M
    ISBN 109789888083305
    LC Control Number2011467833

    Hong Kong (n.). 1. formerly a Crown Colony on the coast of southern China in Guangdong province; leased by China to Britain in and returned in ; one of the world's leading commercial centers 2. Special Administrative Region of China since 1 July 3. The former British crown colony located off the southeast coast of China, comprised of Hong Kong Island, Kowloon Peninsula, and New Flag: Emblem. Hong definition, (in China) a group of rooms or buildings forming a warehouse, factory, etc. See more.

    French Translation of “Hong Kong” | The official Collins English-French Dictionary online. Over , French translations of English words and phrases. French translation of 'Hong Kong' The Paul Noble Method: no books, no rote memorization, no chance of failure. Start with the Complete French Beginner's course, then follow up with. Hong Kong meaning: 1. a region of China with its own government, formed of the island of Hong Kong and other islands. Learn more.

    Evening Discussion with May Holdsworth, Christopher Munn, Lynn Pan, and Libby Halliday Palin, Editors and Contributors, Dictionary of Hong Kong Biography The Dictionary of Hong Kong Biography is a compilation of over specially commissioned entries recounting the lives of well-known and usually successful figures who have left their mark on the city. This unconventional and colourful dictionary locates the discussion of its subject, Cantonese slang, within the social, cultural and political dynamics of Hong Kong society. 'Slang' refers to a wide range of Hong Kong vernacular Cantonese speech styles, notably the language of the underworld of teenagers, and of Hong Kong movies and comics. The book opens with a general introduction to the.


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Apr 18,  · Hong Kong University's "A Dictionary of Hong Kong English" is an excellent reference book for people learning English in Hong Kong and other parts of South East Asia. I bought a second copy for my son's secondary school library.

Every secondary school student in Hong Kong should have a copy and so should every secondary school library.5/5(3). Apr 18,  · This book is the first dictionary of Hong Kong English and one of the few non-native variety dictionaries of English.

It includes only words and word senses that are particular to this variety or have a specific reference to Hong Kong, and thus contributes to legitimizing Hong Kong English as a variety in its own esteindesign.xyz by: This book is the first dictionary of Hong Kong English and one of the few non-native variety dictionaries of English.

It includes only words and word senses that are particular to this variety or 5/5(1). This book is the first dictionary of Hong Kong English and one of the few non-native variety dictionaries of English. It includes only words and word senses that are particular to this variety or have a specific reference to Hong Kong, and thus contributes to legitimizing Hong Kong English as.

Apr 05,  · The Dictionary itself offers for the first time a survey of the commonest slang and colloquial phrases used in Hong Kong, including taboo language not hitherto included in any dictionary. The aim is to allow diverse groups of people interested in Hong Kong society and culture access to an authoritative guide to non-standard Cantonese.5/5(8).

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Cummings, Hans-Georg Wolf. (HKU Press's 'Dictionary of Hong Kong English' was published more recently.) The book briefly explains the cultural and historical background of Hong Kong. Particular attention is paid to phonics. Other areas covered include syntax, discourse, code-switching and Hong Kong's sociolinguistic history.

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I found that the introduction, pronunciation and tones guide, /5(7). New Hong Kong English words The OED ’s March update sees the inclusion of a number of words from Hong Kong English.

There are loanwords from Cantonese, like dai pai dong (‘a food stall’) and kaifong (‘a neighbourhood association’); as well as formations in English that are only or chiefly used in Hong Kong, like sitting-out area.

Best fiction and non-fiction books, novels and memoirs that take place *primarily* in the city of Hong Kong. Score A book’s total score is based on multiple factors, including the number of people who have voted for it and how highly those voters ranked the book. "This book is the first dictionary of Hong Kong English.

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Sep 01,  · The dominant view of many linguists and educators has been that Hong Kong English is a variety of the language that is derived from, and dependent on, the metropolitan norm of British English. It has been argued that English in Hong Kong was never 'nativized' as in other Asian societies, and that it has not deserved the recognition accorded to other varieties of Asian esteindesign.xyz 3/5(1).

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For over 20 years, esteindesign.xyz has been helping millions of people improve their use of the English language with its free digital services. Hong Kong definition: 1. a region of China with its own government, formed of the island of Hong Kong and other islands.

Learn more. Cambridge Dictionary +Plus. Dictionary of Hong Kong English, A Patrick J. Cummings, Hans-Georg Wolf Published by Hong Kong University Press, HKU Cummings, Patrick J. and Hans-Georg esteindesign.xyz: Patrick J. Cummings, Hans-Georg Wolf. Definition of Hong Kong from the Collins English Dictionary.

Life on the edge. The desire to push the boundaries has been a motivator in many a daring expedition, testing the human spirit and physical abilities to the utmost. Indulge your adventurous spirit by exploring some associated ‘extreme’ vocabulary.

The book explores Hong Kong as a place with a unique identity, yet also a crossroads where Chinese history, British colonial history, and world history intersect.

Carroll concludes by exploring the legacies of colonial rule, the consequences of Hong Kong's reintegration with China, and significant developments and challenges since /5(3). English Translation of “Hong-Kong” | The official Collins French-English Dictionary online.

OverEnglish translations of French words and phrases. Log In. Hong Kong pronunciation. How to say Hong Kong. Listen to the audio pronunciation in English.

Learn more. Cambridge Dictionary +Plus; My profile +Plus help; (English pronunciations of Hong Kong from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus and from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary.xi Th is Dictionary of Hong Kong Biography contains biographies of more than people from Hong Kong history.

Th e biographies include the leading and infl uential fi gures you would expect to fi nd in a work of this kind. Among them too are less famous people whose lives tell us something about Hong Kong’s.This study examined the choice of English pronunciation goals by Hong Kong’s major stakeholders (i.e.

professionals, teachers and students) via semi-structured individual/focus group interviews.