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  • Learning Chinese, Turning Chineseby Edward McDonald

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 50.95

    In this book Edward McDonald takes a fresh look at issues of language in Chinese studies. He takes the viewpoint of the university student of Chinese with the ultimate goal of becoming 'sinophone': that is, developing a fluency and facility at operating in Chinese-language contexts comparable to their own mother tongue. While the entry point for most... 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...

  • Making Out in Chineseby Ray Daniels; Haiyan Situ; Jiageng Fan; Akiko Saito

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 7.95

    Making Out in Chinese is your indispensable guide to contemporary Chinese as it's really spoken on the streets of Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei or Singapore. This best-selling Mandarin phrasebook is the perfect introduction to everyday interactions in China and other Chinese-speaking countries, and includes colorful slang that'll help rev up your social... 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...

  • 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...

  • Numeral Classifiers in Chineseby XuPing Li

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 154.00

    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... more...

  • Ontology-Based Interpretation of Natural Languageby Philipp Cimiano; Christina Unger; John McCrae

    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...

  • Routledge Course In Modern Mandarin Chinese Level 2 (Simplified)by Claudia Ross; Pei-Chia Chen; Baozhang He; Meng Yeh

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 85.95

    The Routledge Course in Mandarin Chinese is a two-year undergraduate course for students with no prior background in Chinese study. Designed to build a strong foundation in both the spoken and written language it develops all the basic skills such as pronunciation, character writing, word use and structures, while placing strong emphasis on the development... more...

  • The Routledge Course in Modern Mandarin Chineseby Claudia Ross; Baozhang He; Pei-chia Chen; Meng Yeh

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 62.95

     The Routledge Course in Modern Mandarin Chinese is a two-year undergraduate course for students with no prior background in Chinese study which takes students from complete beginner to post-intermediate level. Designed to build a strong foundation in both the spoken and written language it develops all the basic skills such as pronunciation,... more...

  • The Routledge Course in Modern Mandarin Chineseby Claudia Ross; Baozhang He; Pei-Chia Chen; Meng Yeh

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 71.95

    The Routledge Course in Modern Mandarin Chinese is a two-year undergraduate course for students with no prior background in Chinese study which takes students from complete beginner to post-intermediate level. Designed to build a strong foundation in both the spoken and written language it develops all the basic skills such as pronunciation, character... more...