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  • Mandarin B for the IB Diplomaby Yan Burch; So-Shan Au

    Hodder Education 2014; US$ 180.00

    Clear coverage of the latest syllabus including insight into Chinese as an evolving language and its grammatical and linguistic differences. This textbook is suitable for both SL and HL students and includes all the Core and Options topics. - Introduces language rules on Chinese grammar and vocabulary. - Offers insight into Chinese culture with authentic... more...

  • Tense and Aspect in Han Period Chineseby Barbara Meisterernst

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    Many grammatical issues of Archaic and Medieval Chinese still lack a comprehensive analysis. The book provides the first thorough investigation of the syntactic and semantic constraints of the linguistic categories tense and aspect and their relation with the lexical aspect of the verb in Han period Chinese. The author uncovers fascinating... more...

  • New Perspectives on Chinese Syntaxby Waltraud Paul

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    In the last thirty years, Mandarin Chinese has been playing an increasingly important role in general linguistics and has become a ?must? for everyone interested in crosslinguistic comparison and syntactic theorizing. The book aims at demystifying Chinese. It places controversial issues within the larger context of current syntactic theories,... more...

  • Mehrsprachige Lebensweltenby Inken Keim

    Narr Francke Attempto 2012; US$ 32.94

    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 Mouton 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 Mouton 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...

  • The Chinese Rime Tablesby David Prager Branner

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2006; US$ 180.00

    This book, the first in its field in a Western language, examines China?s native phonological tool with regard to reconstruction, theory, and linguistic philosophy. After an introductory essay on the nature of the tables and the history of their interpretation, the book concentrates on three areas: application of rime table theory to reconstruction,... more...

  • Dramatized Discourseby Zhuo Jing-Schmidt

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2005; US$ 195.00

    Language is a symbolic system of meanings evoked by linguistic forms. The choice of forms in communication is non-arbitrary. Rather, speakers pick those forms whose meanings best convey their discourse intention. The meaning of the Mandarin ba -construction, argues Jing-Schmidt, is discourse dramaticity , a concept that includes high conceptual salience... more...