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  • 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...

  • Stance in Talkby Ruey-Jiuan Regina Wu

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2004; US$ 149.00

    Guided by the methodology of conversation analysis (CA), this book explores how participants in Mandarin conversation display stance in the unfolding development of action and interaction, and, in particular, how this is accomplished through the use of two Mandarin final particles. Through a close examination of the sequential environments of these... more...

  • Cantonese: A Comprehensive Grammarby Stephen Matthews; Virginia Yip

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 79.95

    Cantonese: A Comprehensive Grammar is a complete reference guide to Cantonese as spoken by native speakers in Hong Kong. It presents a fresh and accessible description of the language, concentrating on the real patterns of use in current Cantonese. This makes it the ideal reference source for all learners and users of Cantonese, irrespective of... more...

  • Learning Chinese, Turning Chineseby Edward McDonald

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 50.95

    The entry point for most potential sinophones is the Chinese language classroom. But what sort of "language" and "culture" are on offer there? And how are links drawn between the forms of the language and the situations in which they may be used? In this book Edward McDonald emphasizes the importance of the social and cultural factors in language... more...

  • 500 Common Chinese Idiomsby Liwei Jiao; Cornelius C. Kubler; Weiguo Zhang

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 58.95

    First Published in 2011. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Studies of Chinese Linguisticsby Janet Zhiqun Xing

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2009; US$ 40.00

    This volume covers a wide range of theoretical and methodological issues pertaining to Chinese functional linguistic studies. The nine articles included in this collection offers genuine explanations for grammatical elements either important in Chinese grammar or unique cross-linguistically. more...

  • Writing and Literacy in Chinese, Korean and Japaneseby Insup Taylor; Martin M. Taylor

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1995; US$ 195.00

    Chinese, Japanese, South (and North) Koreans in East Asia have a long, intertwined and distinguished cultural history and have achieved, or are in the process of achieving, spectacular economic success. Together, these three peoples make up one quarter of the world population. They use a variety of unique and fascinating writing systems: logographic... more...

  • Utterance Particles in Cantonese Conversationby K.K. Luke

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1990; US$ 173.00

    Utterance particles, also known as modal particles or sentence-final particles, form a class of words in Cantonese which is of great descriptive and theoretical interest to students of language. Most utterance particles do not have any semantic content (truth-conditional meaning), and few can be said to have a consistent grammatical function. They... more...

  • Studies in Turkish Linguisticsby Dan I. Slobin; Karl Zimmer

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1986; US$ 188.00

    Turkish is a member of the Turkic family of languages, which extends over a vast area in southern and eastern Siberia and adjacent portions of Iran, Afganistan, and China. Turkic, in turn, belongs to the Altaic family of languages. This book deals with the morphological and syntactic, semantic and discourse-based, synchronic and diachronic aspects... more...