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- 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...
- Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 48.00
Linguistic examination of the cultural trappings of talk to explain Sino-American miscommunication. more...
- Hong Kong University Press, HKU 1982; US$ 14.00
A Pocket Dictionary, Chinese-English and Pekingese Syllabary more...
- Hong Kong University Press, HKU 1962; US$ 14.00
This little classic on the Chinese spoken and written language has remained standard reading both for the student and the general reader. It gives a lucid account of the development and distinguishing features of Chinese writing and speech and this edition has been revised by the author. more...
- Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2006; US$ 50.00
This book provides a research-based account of how to teach and learn Chinese as a foreign language. Specially written for Chinese language teachers, student teachers, and applied linguists, this is the first book written in English that systematically addresses all major aspects involved in teaching and learning Chinese as a foreign language. It identifies... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95
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...
- BRILL 2011; US$ 151.00
The apparent flexibility of words in Classical Chinese with respect to traditional word classes has always posed a problem in the description of this language and has caused much misunderstanding. Moreover, it has been long understudied, along with the closely related theory of Classical Chinese word classes. This work seeks to summarize previous research... more...
- Lehigh University Press 2010; US$ 89.99
The author draws a portrait of his teacher Bernhard Karlgren (1889-1978), whose research in a variety of fields laid the foundations of Modern Sinology. The work deals with Karlgren's childhood, school years, university studies at Uppsala and St. Petersburg, adventurous sojourn in China, studies in Paris, and academic career at Uppsala and Gothenburg... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1996; US$ 158.00
This book provides a new way of studying grammar. The basic thrust of the book is to investigate grammar based on a prosodic unit, the intonation unit (IU), in spontaneous speech. The author challenges the dominant practice in the study of syntax, which has been to focus on the unit of the artificially constructed sentence. The book shows that some... more...
- De Gruyter 2013; US$ 154.00
Plural marking, numeral classifiers and reduplication constitute the main means of quantification marking in the domain of grammar. The contributions in this book focus onthe typological correlation between the three different strategies for quantification, as well as on some general issues. A better understanding of the quantification... more...