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  • Politics of Chinese Language and Cultureby Bob Hodge; Kam Louie

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 67.95

    An innovative text which adopts the tools of cultural studies to provide a fresh approach to the study of Chinese language, culture and society. The book tackles areas such as popular culture, film and language. more...

  • Learning Chinese in Diasporic Communitiesby Xiao Lan Curdt-Christiansen; Andy Hancock

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 143.00

    Issues connected with motivation, ethnicity, and identity among adolescent and young adult heritage language learners are the subject of a growing amount of research in diaspora communities. However, until recently, this research has tended to be quantitative, and the constructs were theorized and operationalized in a categorical or essentialist manner.... more...

  • Multimodality, Interaction and Turn-taking in Mandarin Conversationby Xiaoting Li

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    One major feature of conversation is that people take turns to speak. Based on audio and video recordings of naturally-occurring Mandarin conversation, this book explores the role of syntax, prosody, body movements as well as their interplay in turn organization in the temporal unfolding of action and interaction. Adopting the methodology of interactional... more...

  • Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammarby Claudia Ross; Jing-heng Sheng Ma

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar provides an innovative reference guide to Mandarin Chinese, combining traditional and function-based grammar in a single volume. The Grammar is divided into two parts. Part A covers traditional grammatical categories such as phrase order, nouns, verbs and specifiers. Part B is carefully organized around language... more...

  • Numeral Classifiers in Chineseby XuPing Li

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 140.00

    This book studies the syntax and semantics of numeral classifiers in Mandarin and other Chinese languages. It explores how Chinese classifiers are semantically interpreted in syntactic contexts and how semantic functions of classifiers are realized at the syntactic level. The book is a contribution to formal Chinese linguistics, and to the understanding... more...

  • Mehrsprachige Lebensweltenby Inken Keim

    Narr Francke Attempto 2012; US$ 39.48

    Hauptbeschreibung In vielen Großstädten Deutschlands haben sich in den letzten Jahrzehnten Migrantenwohngebiete entwickelt, in denen ethnische Gemeinschaften in engen Netzwerken leben. Die Kinder wachsen in mehrkulturellen Lebenswelten auf und bilden im Alltag, in den Familien und Peergroups mehrsprachige Kommunikationspraktiken aus. In den deutschen... more...

  • Acquisition of Word Order in Chinese as a Foreign Languageby Wenying Jiang

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 182.00

    In this book, linguistic achievements of word order studies in Chinese have been applied to Chinese second language acquisition research. By analyzing a great number of word order errors made by learners of Chinese as a foreign language (CFL), this book has developed a method for describing and explaining Chinese word order errors. With this method,... more...

  • Chinese Language(s)by Maria Kurpaska

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 182.00

    The book uncovers the role The Great Dictionary of Modern Chinese Dialects plays in analyzing the spectrum of linguistic differentiation in China. The author starts by sketching the development and current state of Chinese dialectology and dialectal research. She then provides an analysis of the Dictionary and of the kind of information it provides.... more...

  • Aspect in Mandarin Chineseby Richard Xiao; Tony McEnery

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2004; US$ 173.00

    Chinese, as an aspect language, has played an important role in the development of aspect theory. This book is a systematic and structured exploration of the linguistic devices that Mandarin Chinese employs to express aspectual meanings. The work presented here is the first corpus-based account of aspect in Chinese, encompassing both situation aspect... more...