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

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9781850654193: A Dictionary of Cantonese Slang: Language of Hong Kong Movies, Street Gangs and City Life

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.

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"The one and only, covering everything from common colloquialisms to triad trash-talking. . . . More than an indispensable tool for anybody—reader, writer or even lawyer—who needs to understand everyday Cantonese." —Frank Dikötter, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

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Christopher Hutton has taught Yiddish studies at the University of Texas at Austin and general and English linguistics in Hong Kong. Kingsley Bolton is professor of linguistics at the University of Stockholm.

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