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The Structure of Cantonese


The Structure of Cantonese

This course focuses on distinctive aspects of Cantonese as spoken in Hong Kong, chosen for their typological and theoretical interest. Topics will include tone, parts of speech, verbal aspect, noun classifiers, relative clauses and sentence-final particles, with a particular focus on properties which diverge from written Chinese and Putonghua. Examples will be given in the Jyutping romanization as well as in Chinese characters, so that prior knowledge of Chinese is not required.

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First two-week Session


Monday: 3:10 pm-5:00 pm
Thursday: 3:10 pm-5:00 pm



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