Studies in Cantonese discourse: Two examples

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Abstract

Cantonese is the second most widely spoken dialect of Chinese after Mandarin. The majority of the roughly 70 million people who speak Cantonese live in Guangxi and Guangdong. Most research done on Cantonese relates to the variety spoken in Hong Kong, which is very similar to that spoken in Macau, Guangzhou, and areas adjacent to those cities, plus a large number of overseas Cantonese-speaking immigrant communities throughout the world. Although far less research has been done on Cantonese discourse than on Mandarin discourse, a detailed report of Cantonese discourse studies could easily fill a book. This chapter only focuses on two aspects of Cantonese studies: its orthography and Cantonese sentence-final particles.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Handbook of Chinese Discourse Analysis
EditorsChris Shei
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter38
Pages569-581
Number of pages13
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9781315213705
ISBN (Print)9780415789790
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jan 2019

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