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Article: Comparing classifier use in 1995 and 2010 early child Cantonese to explore social change in Hong Kong

TitleComparing classifier use in 1995 and 2010 early child Cantonese to explore social change in Hong Kong
Authors
Issue Date2014
PublisherJohn Benjamins Publishing Co. The Journal's web site is located at http://benjamins.com/catalog/cld
Citation
Chinese Language and Discourse, 2014, v. 5 n. 1, p. 79-97 How to Cite?
AbstractThis study compared and analysed the classifier usage in two cohorts: the 492 Cantonese-speaking young children tested in 1995 (Tse & Li, 2011), and the 143 children tested in 2010 (Li & Tse, 2011). The results indicated that: (1) the 1995 and 2010 cohorts shared the same 8 most commonly used classifiers, go3, zek3, gaa3, bui1, baa2, gau6, zoeng1, gaan1; (2) Two top 10 classifiers were found in the 2010 cohort: zi1, and bou6; (3) both cohorts overused the general classifier go3; and (4) both cohorts overused zek3 and gau6 to replace sortal classifiers and even to replace the general classifier go3. The pragmatic features and the associated social changes were discussed to understand the minor changes in classifier use between 1995 and 2010 cohorts. © John Benjamins Publishing Company.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/211461
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.102

 

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dc.contributor.authorLi, H-
dc.contributor.authorWong, ECM-
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-14T07:39:38Z-
dc.date.available2015-07-14T07:39:38Z-
dc.date.issued2014-
dc.identifier.citationChinese Language and Discourse, 2014, v. 5 n. 1, p. 79-97-
dc.identifier.issn1877-8798-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/211461-
dc.description.abstractThis study compared and analysed the classifier usage in two cohorts: the 492 Cantonese-speaking young children tested in 1995 (Tse & Li, 2011), and the 143 children tested in 2010 (Li & Tse, 2011). The results indicated that: (1) the 1995 and 2010 cohorts shared the same 8 most commonly used classifiers, go3, zek3, gaa3, bui1, baa2, gau6, zoeng1, gaan1; (2) Two top 10 classifiers were found in the 2010 cohort: zi1, and bou6; (3) both cohorts overused the general classifier go3; and (4) both cohorts overused zek3 and gau6 to replace sortal classifiers and even to replace the general classifier go3. The pragmatic features and the associated social changes were discussed to understand the minor changes in classifier use between 1995 and 2010 cohorts. © John Benjamins Publishing Company.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherJohn Benjamins Publishing Co. The Journal's web site is located at http://benjamins.com/catalog/cld-
dc.relation.ispartofChinese Language and Discourse-
dc.rightsChinese Language and Discourse. Copyright © John Benjamins Publishing Co.-
dc.rightsReaders of post-print must contact John Benjamins Publishing for further reprinting or re-use-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.titleComparing classifier use in 1995 and 2010 early child Cantonese to explore social change in Hong Kong-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailLi, H: huili@hkucc.hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityLi, H=rp00926-
dc.description.naturepostprint-
dc.identifier.doi10.1075/cld.5.1.04li-
dc.identifier.hkuros244492-
dc.identifier.volume5-
dc.identifier.issue1-
dc.identifier.spage79-
dc.identifier.epage97-
dc.publisher.placeNetherlands-

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