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By Patrick J. Cummings,Hans-Georg Wolf

This booklet is the 1st dictionary of Hong Kong English and one of many few non-native type dictionaries of English. It contains in simple terms phrases and observe senses which are specific to this type or have a selected connection with Hong Kong, and therefore contributes to legitimizing Hong Kong English as a spread in its personal correct. whereas the focus is on modern language use, from all domain names of Hong Kong existence, ancient phrases and references are lined to boot. Entries are designed in accordance the state-of-the-art in lexicography and convey pronunciation, resource language, frequency, actual utilization, and cultural conceptualizations. As extra positive factors, the dictionary offers a short heritage of Hong Kong English, an inventory of acronyms and abbreviations, historic position names and their present equivalents, phrases of Hong Kong foundation now in overseas use, in addition to additional reference material.

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