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  • Increased Empiricismby Zhuo Jing-Schmidt

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2013; US$ 149.00

    This chapter aims to review the small body of research that investigates the effects of focused instruction and practice on the development of pragmatic competence in L2 Chinese. Following a discussion of the current understanding of pragmatic competence, the recent development of the field of L2 pragmatics instruction is reviewed and several gaps... more...

  • Yufa! A Practical Guide to Mandarin Chinese Grammarby Wen-Hua Teng

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95

    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...

  • Constraints on Reflexivization in Mandarin Chineseby Haihua Pan

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 185.00

    First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Typology of Motion Eventsby

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 140.00

    This comprehensive study concentrates particularly on the use of a closed set of motion verbs in five of the major dialects, including Mandarin, Wú, Hakka, M?n and Cantonese. The author shows that these dialects form a continuum with some exhibiting more characteristics of a verb-framed language than the others. The phenomenon reflects the various... more...

  • A History of the Chinese Languageby Hongyuan Dong

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 46.95

    A History of the Chinese Language provides a comprehensive introduction to the historical development of the Chinese language from its proto Sino-Tibetan roots in prehistoric times to Modern Standard Chinese. Taking a highly accessible and balanced approach, it presents a chronological survey of the various stages of Chinese language development,... more...

  • Ontology-Based Interpretation of Natural Languageby Philipp Cimiano; Christina Unger; John McCrae

    Morgan & Claypool Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    For humans, understanding a natural language sentence or discourse is so effortless that we hardly ever think about it. For machines, however, the task of interpreting natural language, especially grasping meaning beyond the literal content, has proven extremely difficult and requires a large amount of background knowledge. This book focuses on the... more...

  • The Republic of Wineby Mo Yan; Howard Goldblatt

    Arcade Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95

    When special investigator Ding Gou'er hears persistent rumors that there is cannibalism in the province called the Republic of Wine, he goes to learn the truth. Beginning at the Mount Luo Coal Mine, he meets Diamond Jin, legendary for his capacity to hold his liquor and fondness for young human flesh. A banquet is served during which the special investigator,... more...

  • The Handbook of Chinese Linguisticsby C. T. James Huang; Y. H. Audrey Li; Andrew Simpson

    Wiley 2014; US$ 195.00

    The Handbook of Chinese Linguistics presents critical overviews of a wide range of major topics in Chinese linguistics, and is the first book to introduce Chinese linguistics from the perspective of modern theoretical and formal linguistics. Offers readers a balanced and accessible introduction to some of the most important results of research... more...

  • Wh-Konstruktionen im Türkischenby Annette Herkenrath

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 120.60

    Annette Herkenraths Studie zu den wh-Konstruktionen im Türkischen betrachtet Äußerungen des gesprochenen Türkisch, die wh-Elemente wie ne ?was? oder kim ?wer? enthalten. Ziel der Untersuchung ist es, die kommunikativen, insbesondere wissensorganisierenden und diskursstrukturierenden Funktionen türkischer wh-Konstruktionen zu erfassen und sie aufgrund... more...

  • The Columbia Sourcebook of Literary Taiwanby Sung-sheng Yvonne Chang; Michelle Yeh; Ming-ju Fan

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 74.99

    This sourcebook contains more than 160 documents and writings that reflect the development of Taiwanese literature from the early modern period to the twenty-first century. Selections include seminal essays in literary debates, polemics, and other landmark events; interviews, diaries, and letters by major authors; critical and retrospective essays... more...