An analysis on Chinese Mandarin loanwords in spoken Cantonese: Study based on the corpus of talk shows of radio programs in Guangzhou

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    Abstract

    Based on Sarah Thomason's theories on language contact and language change, the author analyzes the Chinese Mandarin loanwords in a Cantonese Spoken corpus in which data are collected from recording transcripts of local Cantonese radio programs in Guangzhou. Some specific loanwords examples are discussed and some inferences about the change of Cantonese vocabulary around Guangzhou area are drawn from the analysis.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)76-85
    JournalYue Dialect Research [粤语研究]
    Volume16
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

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