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  • 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...

  • Studien zu seriellen Verbkonstruktionenby Lyih-Peir Luo

    De Gruyter 1999; US$ 133.00

    This study takes a close look at so-called serial verb constructions against a corpus of data from the Chinese. The author's conclusion is that the construction types dealt with (purpose clause, descriptive clause, resultative complement construction, V-V composites) can be analyzed in terms of a unified serial verb construction schema since in all... more...

  • Die deutsch-türkische Lexikographieby Hadi Yasar Yüksekkaya

    De Gruyter 1998; US$ 133.00

    This book takes a metalexicographic perspective on 20th-century German-Turkish dictionaries. The total of eight major general-purpose dictionaries are analyzed for their macro- and micro-structural features on the basis of the relatively uniform method of lexicographic description employed in the study of modern dictionaries. The chronological treatment... more...

  • Perspectives on Teaching and Learning Chinese Literacy in Chinaby Cynthia B. Leung; Jiening Ruan

    Springer 2012; US$ 129.00

    This is one of two volumes by the same editors that explore historical, philosophical, and cultural perspectives on literacy in China. This volume focuses on Chinese literacy, while the other volume is on English literacy. Since the founding of the People's Republic of China, the country has witnessed a dramatic increase in its literacy rate, but... more...

  • Chinese Language Narrationby Allyssa McCabe; Chien-ju Chang

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2013; US$ 135.00

    Schizophrenia is characterized by abnormalities in perception and expression. The traditional view of their disordered speech as a reflection of their disorganized thinking (Bleuler, 1950; Kraepelin, 1919/1992) has been questioned for the reason that language and thought are not in total isomorphic relationship. The disordered speech observed in individuals... more...

  • Chinese Grammar at Workby Shuanfan Huang

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2013; US$ 158.00

    Chinese Grammar at Work adopts a cognitive-functional approach and uses a corpus-based methodology to examine how Chinese syntax emerges from natural discourse context and what the evolving grammar at work looks like. In this volume the author weaves together an array of fresh perspectives on clause structure, constructions, interactional linguistics,... more...

  • Increased Empiricismby Zhuo Jing-Schmidt

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2013; US$ 149.00

    This chapter aims to review the small body of research that investigates the effects of focused instruction and practice on the development of pragmatic competence in L2 Chinese. Following a discussion of the current understanding of pragmatic competence, the recent development of the field of L2 pragmatics instruction is reviewed and several gaps... more...

  • Yufa! A Practical Guide to Mandarin Chinese Grammarby Wen-Hua Teng

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95

    YUFA! A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO MANDARIN CHINESE GRAMMAR takes a unique approach to explaining the major topics of Mandarin Chinese grammar. By providing examples that are rooted in realistic situations, the author shows you how grammar is used in everyday life. The book features: Chinese characters, pinyin and English translations Realistic scenarios... more...

  • The Typology of Motion Eventsby

    De Gruyter Mouton 2013; US$ 140.00

    This comprehensive study concentrates particularly on the use of a closed set of motion verbs in five of the major dialects, including Mandarin, Wú, Hakka, M?n and Cantonese. The author shows that these dialects form a continuum with some exhibiting more characteristics of a verb-framed language than the others. The phenomenon reflects the various... more...