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By Patrick J. Cummings,Hans-Georg Wolf

This publication is the 1st dictionary of Hong Kong English and one of many few non-native type dictionaries of English. It comprises purely phrases and notice senses which are specific to this style or have a selected connection with Hong Kong, and hence contributes to legitimizing Hong Kong English as a spread in its personal correct. whereas the main target is on modern language use, from all domain names of Hong Kong lifestyles, historic phrases and references are lined in addition. Entries are designed in accordance the state-of-the-art in lexicography and exhibit pronunciation, resource language, frequency, real utilization, and cultural conceptualizations. As extra positive factors, the dictionary presents a quick background of Hong Kong English, a listing of acronyms and abbreviations, old position names and their present equivalents, phrases of Hong Kong foundation now in overseas use, in addition to extra reference material.

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