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  • Foreign-Inspired Chinese Termsby Suogui Li

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2011; US$ 159.95

    This book aims to classify the word production of foreign-inspired Chinese terms (FICT), within the language system of modern Chinese according to principles of cognitive semantics. FICT refers to a group of vocabulary items in Chinese that are formed and motivated by foreign entities or concepts. These words are designated by some foreign words, but... more...

  • Pocket I-Chingby Gary G. Melyan; Wen-Kuang Chu

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99

    In this easy-to-follow pocket edition, the ancient Chinese system of predicting the future has been made simple, opening the hidden world of the l-Ching to the nonspecialist. The method of divining the 64 prophetic hexagrams, and the way to interpret their meaning correctly, is clearly explained, and?to give extra assistance?each hexagram is divided... more...

  • Complete Cantoneseby Hugh Baker

    Hodder Education 2010; US$ 47.98

    The best-selling complete course for a fun and effective way to learn Cantonese. This ISBN is for the paperback book. The corresponding audio support (ISBN: 9781444101744) is also available. The book and audio support can also be purchased as a pack (ISBN: 9781444101737). more...

  • Lao She in Londonby Anne Witchard

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2012; US$ 18.00

    ‘London is blacker than lacquer’ Lao She remains revered as one of China’s great modern writers. His life and work have been the subject of volumes of critique, analysis and study. However, the four years the young aspiring writer spent in London between 1924 and 1929 have largely been overlooked. Dr Anne Witchard, a specialist in the... more...

  • Linguistic Analysis of Meaning and Syntactic Change in the Grammaticalization of Chinese Prepositionsby Yongping Zhu

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2010; US$ 149.95

    The Chinese prepositions which have developed from verbs possess both verbal and prepositional functions. This amphibious nature of Chinese preposition is the result of the evolution of the Chinese language, and preserves the rich information of language change. This unique feature of Chinese prepositions has attracted many linguists to describe and... more...

  • Basic Patterns of Chinese Grammarby Qin Xue Herzberg; Larry Herzberg

    Stone Bridge Press 2012; US$ 12.95

    A handy classroom, test-prep, and study supplement to help you speak and write with confidence while avoiding common mistakes. more...

  • In Such Hard Timesby Wei Ying-wu; Red Pine

    Copper Canyon Press 1753; US$ 12.99

    The world's first substantial selection of English translations of this great T'ang Dynasty poet. more...

  • Psycholinguistic Implications for Linguistic Relativityby Rumjahn Hoosain

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 85.00

    Rather than offering variations in "world view" as evidence for linguistic relativity, this book views language related differences in terms of the facility with which information is processed. more...

  • Shared Grammaticalizationby Martine Robbeets; Hubert Cuyckens

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2013; US$ 149.00

    Double-negative periphrastic litotes have been for nearly three centuries the usual way to express necessitive predicates in Japanese and Korean. These constructions do not, however, go back to the earliest stages of these languages and should not be invoked as evidence of a possible common origin. But Korean also has a double-affirmative periphrastic... more...

  • Textuby Fady Joudah

    Copper Canyon Press 2013; US$ 9.99

    Emerging in the era of text messages and tweets comes a dynamic new poetic form?the 160-character, haiku-like "textu" more...