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- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 190.00
This book, now back in print having been unavailable for many years, is one of the most important contributions to Turkic and Mongolic linguistics, and to the contentious 'Altaic theory'. Proponents of the theory hold that Turkish is part of the Altaic family, and that Turkish accordingly exists in parallel with Mongolic and Tungusic-Manchu. Whatever... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 38.00
A comprehensive guide to the linguistic structure of Chinese, providing an accessible introduction to its writing system, pronunciation, grammar and word-formation, and its social, cultural and historical background. It will greatly benefit teachers and learners of Chinese, and also linguists beginning work on the structure of this major world language. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 46.95
By arranging frequently used characters under the phonetic element they have in common, rather than only under their radical, the Dictionary encourages the student to link characters according to their phonetic. The system of cross-referencing then allows the student to find easily all the characters in the dictionary which have the same phonetic... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2007; US$ 82.50
The essays in this thought-provoking volume investigate ideas of China and Chineseness by means of a broad range of texts, languages, and contexts that surround what the editors call the Òvarious written ChinasÓ through history. more...
- Springer 2008; US$ 129.99
Space has long been a popular topic in linguistic research. Numerous books on the subject have been published over the past decade. However, none of these books were based on linguistic data from Chinese and expressions of space in Chinese have been largely neglected in past research. In this volume, not only Mandarin Chinese (the standard language)... more...
- Elsevier Science 1992; US$ 109.00
The aim of this book is to integrate the most recent research in the cognitive aspects of the Chinese language into a single academic reference for those interested in language processing and related fields. Chinese is perhaps the most widely used language in the world. In addition to its popularity, many specific features make it unique in relation... more...
- OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 174.99
The first account in English of the history of Chinese lexicography traces its development from 1046 BC to AD 1911. It describes the origins and development of primers, thesauruses, dictionaries of dialects, characters, and technical terms, rhyming dictionaries, bilingual dictionaries, and encyclopaedic dictionaries. - ;This comprehensive account of... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 59.99
The fully revised edition of San Duanmu's popular introduction to Chinese phonology reflects recent research and theoretical advances in particular work in feature, syllable, and stress. The author has also added a chapter on rhythm in poetry. Reviews of the first edition. 'Every phonologist and student of Chinese linguistics will find something... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 139.99
This new interpretation of the early history of Chinese argues that Old Chinese was typologically a 'mixed' language. It shows that, though its dominant word order was subject-verb-object, this coexisted with subject-object-verb. Professor Xu describes the typological changes that have taken place since the Han period and shows how Chinese... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 1999; US$ 144.99
This book argues a fresh theory about the structure of tone. Bao investigates a wide range of tone sandhi data from various Chinese dialects and other Asian tone languages, providing empirical support for his proposal that tone is a formal entity which consists of register and contour. Bao establishes a clear typological distinction between register... more...