Expressing temporality in child Cantonese

Cheung Shing Sam LEUNG, Shuk Im CHAN, Yuen Fan Lornita WONG

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This paper investigates how Hong Kong preschool Cantonese children express temporality in storytelling. Results show a differential use of aspect markers, time adverbs and connectives. The issues of perspectives taken by the children and adults in narrating the events were compared and discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2008


Leung, C. S., Chan, S. I., & Wong, Y. F. L. (2008, August). Expressing temporality in child Cantonese. Paper presented at the 15th World Congress of Applied Linguistics (AILA): Multilingualism: Challenges and Opportunities, Essen, Germany.


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