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The Third Reading Group on Cantonese Grammar (8/2001)

A small and informal reading group on Cantonese grammar will be organized in the coming summer. Tentatively, there will be two meetings on August 4 and 11, 2001 at 2pm in QT502, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

The focus this time will be mainly on Zhan Bohui's paper on five Cantonese particles can1, zyu6, faan1, maai4, and tim1 published in Zhongguo Yuwen (1958), p. 119-122. (詹伯慧1958粵方言中的虛詞“親、住、翻、埋、添”《中國語文》頁119-122) Supplementary reading materials will be added. You are also welcome to suggest any useful references for the reading group. Discussion will be conducted in Cantonese.

All are welcome!

NB: The focus of the meeting on August 11 will be on tim1 (and other particles if time allows).

Inquiries: Sze-Wing Tang ( 

(Latest Update: August 7, 2001)