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  • The Chinese Rime Tablesby David Prager Branner

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2006; US$ 180.00

    This book, the first in its field in a Western language, examines China?s native phonological tool with regard to reconstruction, theory, and linguistic philosophy. After an introductory essay on the nature of the tables and the history of their interpretation, the book concentrates on three areas: application of rime table theory to reconstruction,... more...

  • Dramatized Discourseby Zhuo Jing-Schmidt

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2005; US$ 195.00

    Language is a symbolic system of meanings evoked by linguistic forms. The choice of forms in communication is non-arbitrary. Rather, speakers pick those forms whose meanings best convey their discourse intention. The meaning of the Mandarin ba -construction, argues Jing-Schmidt, is discourse dramaticity , a concept that includes high conceptual salience... more...

  • 500 Common Chinese Idiomsby Liwei Jiao; Cornelius C. Kubler; Weiguo Zhang

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 58.95

    First Published in 2011. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Placing the Modern Chinese Vernacular in Transnational Literatureby Gang Zhou

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 95.00

    1895-1925 was a critical historical period in Chinese literary history, when baihua (the vernacular) was elevated to become the national language and wenyan (classical Chinese) was eliminated from many literary practices, overturning the long-established linguistic hierarchy. This is the first book to concentrate not only on the triumph of the... more...

  • Cantonese: A Comprehensive Grammarby Stephen Matthews; Virginia Yip

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 68.95

    Cantonese: A Comprehensive Grammar is a complete reference guide to Cantonese as spoken by native speakers in Hong Kong. It presents a fresh and accessible description of the language, concentrating on the real patterns of use in current Cantonese. This makes it the ideal reference source for all learners and users of Cantonese, irrespective of... more...

  • Learning Chinese, Turning Chineseby Edward McDonald

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 50.95

    The entry point for most potential sinophones is the Chinese language classroom. But what sort of "language" and "culture" are on offer there? And how are links drawn between the forms of the language and the situations in which they may be used? In this book Edward McDonald emphasizes the importance of the social and cultural factors in language... more...

  • Writing and Literacy in Chinese, Korean and Japaneseby Insup Taylor; Martin M. Taylor

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1995; US$ 195.00

    Chinese, Japanese, South (and North) Koreans in East Asia have a long, intertwined and distinguished cultural history and have achieved, or are in the process of achieving, spectacular economic success. Together, these three peoples make up one quarter of the world population. They use a variety of unique and fascinating writing systems: logographic... more...

  • Studies of Chinese Linguisticsby Janet Zhiqun Xing

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2009; US$ 40.00

    This volume covers a wide range of theoretical and methodological issues pertaining to Chinese functional linguistic studies. The nine articles included in this collection offers genuine explanations for grammatical elements either important in Chinese grammar or unique cross-linguistically. more...

  • Utterance Particles in Cantonese Conversationby K.K. Luke

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1990; US$ 173.00

    Utterance particles, also known as modal particles or sentence-final particles, form a class of words in Cantonese which is of great descriptive and theoretical interest to students of language. Most utterance particles do not have any semantic content (truth-conditional meaning), and few can be said to have a consistent grammatical function. They... more...

  • Early Child Cantoneseby Hui Li; Shek Tse

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 154.00

    This book is the first publication on record that systematically and comprehensively addresses the acquisition and development of Cantonese in early childhood. It draws upon evidence from up-to-date reviews of associated literature, on the outcomes of numerous research studies conducted by the authors and on the outcomes of an in-depth study of the... more...