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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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, W, 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...

  • A History of the Chinese Languageby Hongyuan Dong

    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...

  • Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammarby Claudia Ross; Jing-heng Sheng Ma

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 48.95

    An innovative reference guide to Mandarin Chinese, this easy-to-use text combines traditional and function-based grammar in a single volume. more...

  • The Morphology of Chineseby Jerome L. Packard

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 67.00

    Comprehensive study of the linguistic and cognitive nature of Chinese words. more...

  • Tone Sandhiby Matthew Y. Chen

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 67.00

    This book, first published in 2000, is a most comprehensive analysis of the complex tonal patterns of Chinese languages. more...

  • Modern Chineseby Ping Chen

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 34.00

    This book describes the development of Modern Chinese from the late nineteenth century to the 1990s. more...

  • Niubi!by Eveline Chao; Chris Murphy

    Penguin Group US 2009; US$ 13.00

    How to talk dirty and influence people?in Chinese! You can study Chinese for years, but do you really know how to talk like a native speaker? The next book in Plume?s foreign language slang series, Niubi! will make sure you learn all the colorful vernacular words and phrases used by Chinese people of all ages in a variety of situations, including... more...

  • Get Talking Chineseby DK Publishing

    DK Publishing 2007; US$ 14.99

    Ready...set...talk! Get Talking Chinese is a concise guide that provides a fun and easy way to get a handle on all aspects of Mandarin Chinese - reading, writing, speaking, and listening - as well as a look at the fantastic culture of China. Culture pages reveal amazing facts about modern China. Get Talking Chinese also includes 200 characters... more...