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  • Mandarin Development of Indonesian Immigrants? Childrenby Jenny Yi-Chun Kuo

    Springer Singapore 2016; US$ 109.00

    This book summarizes the results a three-year longitudinal project on Mandarin development among children of Indonesian mothers, the second largest non-Mandarin speaking immigrant group in Taiwan. These children were acquiring their first language while interacting primarily with a non-native learner of the language. The book discusses phonological,... more...

  • Red-light Novels of the late Qingby ChloŽ Starr

    BRILL 2007; US$ 151.00

    ChloŽ Starr's book offers a comprehensive literary reading of six nineteenth-century Chinese red-light novels and assesses how and why they alter our view of late Qing fiction and the authorial self. more...

  • The Real Story of Ah-Q and Other Tales of Chinaby Lu Xun

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 14.65

    Lu Xun (Lu Hsun) is arguably the greatest writer of modern China, and is considered by many to be the founder of modern Chinese literature. Lu Xun's stories both indict outdated Chinese traditions and embrace China's cultural richness and individuality. This volume presents brand-new translations by Julia Lovell of all of Lu Xun's stories, including... more...

  • Space and Quantification in Languages of Chinaby Dan Xu; Jingqi Fu

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 129.00

    This volume provides general linguists with new data and analysis on languages spoken in China regarding various aspects of space and quantification, using different approaches. Contributions by researchers from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Japan, Europe, the United States and Australia offer insights on aspects of language ranging from phonology and... more...

  • Perception and Production of Mandarin Tones by Native Speakers and L2 Learnersby Bei Yang

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2015; US$ 129.00

    Tones are the most challenging aspect of learning Chinese as a second language, and L2 learners? perceptual categories differ in important and fascinating ways from those of native speakers. This book explores the relationship between tone perception and production among native speakers and non-native learners as illustrated in the experiments the... more...

  • Language Policy in the People?s Republic of Chinaby Minglang Zhou; Hongkai Sun

    Springer Netherlands 2006; US$ 269.00

    Language matters in China. It is about power, identity, opportunities, and, above all, passion and nationalism. During the past five decades China?s language engineering projects transformed its linguistic landscape, affecting over one billion people?s lives, including both the majority and minority populations. The Han majority have been juggling... more...

  • A Grammar of Qiangby Randy J. LaPolla; Chenglong Huang

    De Gruyter 2003; US$ 307.00

    Qiang is a Tibeto-Burman language of southwest China, spoken by about 70,000 Qiang and Tibetan people in northern Sichuan Province. This book, the first book-length description of the Qiang language in English, includes not only the reference grammar, but also an ethnological overview, several fully analyzed texts (mostly traditional stories)... more...

  • A Dictionary of Chinese Charactersby Stewart Paton

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 48.95

    By arranging frequently used characters under the phonetic element they have in common, rather than only under their radical, the Dictionary encourages the student to link characters according to their phonetic. The system of cross-referencing then allows the student to find easily all the characters in the dictionary which have the same phonetic... more...

  • New Perspectives on Contemporary Chinese Poetryby Christopher Lupke

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 105.00

    This book brings together fresh research from experts on contemporary Chinese poetry, built upon one of the most glorious poetic traditions of any civilization in the world yet historically neglected by scholars in English. This comprehensive volume offers readable and provocative treatments of many of the most important Chinese poets of our age. more...

  • Space in Languages of Chinaby Dan Xu

    Springer Netherlands 2008; US$ 209.00

    Space has long been a popular topic in linguistic research. However, this is the first book to focus on Space in languages of China (including Chinese dialects, ethnic minority languages spoken in China and sign languages). more...