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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 185.00
First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...
- 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...
- Morgan & Claypool Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00
For humans, understanding a natural language sentence or discourse is so effortless that we hardly ever think about it. For machines, however, the task of interpreting natural language, especially grasping meaning beyond the literal content, has proven extremely difficult and requires a large amount of background knowledge. This book focuses on the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 46.95
A History of the Chinese Language provides a comprehensive introduction to the historical development of the Chinese language from its proto Sino-Tibetan roots in prehistoric times to Modern Standard Chinese. Taking a highly accessible and balanced approach, it presents a chronological survey of the various stages of Chinese language development,... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 63.95
COLLOQUIAL CANTONESE is easy to use and completely up to date! Specially written by experienced teachers for self-study or class use, the course offers a step-by-step approach to written and spoken Cantonese. No prior knowledge of the language is required. What makes COLLOQUIAL CANTONESE your best choice in personal language learning?... more...