43+ Cantonese English Code Switching Research In Hong Kong Pictures. He presents in detail a number of fascinating examples, such as the adjective ku1, which was borrowed from english's cool. The aim of developing this corpus is to.
Wakefield describes english loanwords in hong kong cantonese, explaining how their meanings have changed from what they originally were in english. Having tutoring experience for years and currently teaching students from sydney, uk and. Because of the long exposure to english during the colonial period, a large number of english words were loaned into hong kong.
In hong kong, cantonese is the medium of instruction in schools, along with written english and written chinese.
In hong kong, colloquial cantonese is written with a mixture of standard chinese characters and over a thousand extra characters invented specifically for cantonese. Wakefield describes english loanwords in hong kong cantonese, explaining how their meanings have changed from what they originally were in english. Though english is one of hong kong´s official languages, most of the locals speak cantonese, which is a dialect of chinese. There were 278 valid questionnaires.