A dictionary of Hong Kong English:words from the fragrant harbor


作者:Patrick J. Cummings and Hans-Georg Wolf


出版社:Hong Kong University Press

ISBN:978-988-8083-30-5 ; 988-8083-30-9

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This book is the first dictionary of Hong Kong English and one of the few non-native variety dictionaries of English. It includes only words and word senses that are particular to this variety or have a specific reference to Hong Kong, and thus contributes to legitimizing Hong Kong English as a variety in its own right. While the main focus is on contemporary language use, from all domains of Hong Kong life, historical terms and references are covered as well. Entries are designed according the state of the art in lexicography and show pronunciation, source language, frequency, authentic usage, and cultural conceptualizations. As additional features, the dictionary provides a brief history of Hong Kong English, a list of acronyms and abbreviations, historical place names and their current equivalents, words of Hong Kong origin now in international use, as well as further reference material.

Patrick J. Cummings has been teaching both English and science in Hong Kong for more than a decade. His current research interest is assessment vocabulary for second language learners of English. Hans-Georg Wolf is chair professor for Development and Variation of the English Language at Potsdam University, Germany. His research interests include sociolinguistics, cognitive linguistics, corpus linguistics, and pragmatics. Currently, his main focus lies on the application of cognitive sociolinguistics to the study of varieties of English.

  • Acknowledgements(第11頁)
  • Introduction(第12頁)
  • English in Hong Kong(第16頁)
  • A Guide to Pronunciation(第21頁)
  • References and Suggested Further Readings(第24頁)
  • A Guide to Frequency(第26頁)
  • Common Acronyms and Abbreviations(第28頁)
  • Hong Kong English Dictionary(第35頁)
  • Maps(第311頁)