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    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 43.95

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    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 35.95

    COLLOQUIAL CHINESE 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 Chinese. No prior knowledge of the language is required. What makes COLLOQUIAL CHINESE your best choice in personal language learning? Interactive... more...

  • The Chinese HEART in a Cognitive Perspectiveby Ning Yu

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 182.00

    This book is a cognitive semantic study of the Chinese conceptualization of the heart, traditionally seen as the central faculty of cognition. The concept of HEART, encoded in the word xin , lies at the core of Chinese thought and medicine, and its importance to Chinese culture is extensively manifested in the Chinese language. The study... more...

  • Niubi!by Eveline Chao; Chris Murphy

    Penguin Publishing Group 2009; US$ 14.00

    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...

  • Colloquial Cantoneseby Dana Scott Bourgerie; Keith S T Tong; Gregory James

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 35.95

    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...

  • Using Chinese Synonymsby Grace Qiao Zhang

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 40.00

    This essential reference book assists in the development of fluent, spontaneous and skilful use of Chinese synonyms. more...

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    McGraw-Hill Education 2009; US$ 18.95

    Schaum's Outline of Chinese Grammar 1. Numbers 2. Nouns, Noun Phrases, and Noun Modification 3. Verbs and Verb Phrases 4. Adverbs 5. Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases 6. The Suffixes 7. The Resultative Structure and Potential Suffixes 8. Question and Question Words 9. Location, Directional Movement, and Distance 10. The Ba Construction... more...

  • Request Strategiesby Yong-Ju Rue; Grace Zhang

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 158.00

    This book investigates request strategies in Mandarin Chinese and Korean, and is one of the first attempts to address cross-cultural strategies employed in the speech act of requests in two non-Western languages. The data, drawn from role-plays and naturally recorded conversations, complement each other in terms of exhaustiveness and authenticity.... more...

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    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 48.00

    Linguistic examination of the cultural trappings of talk to explain Sino-American miscommunication. more...