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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...

  • The Typology of Motion Eventsby

    De Gruyter Mouton 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, W, 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...

  • 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...

  • Tuttle Chinese for Kids Flash Cards Kit Vol 1 Simplified Characterby Tuttle Publishing

    Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 19.95

    A fun and kid-friendly introduction to Chinese! The Tuttle Chinese for Kids Flash Cards (Simplified Character Edition) kit is an introductory Chinese language learning tool especially designed to help children from preschool through early elementary level acquire basic words, Chinese characters, phrases, and sentences in Chinese in a fun and... more...

  • Tuttle Chinese for Kids Flash Cards Kit Vol 1 Traditional Characterby Tuttle Publishing

    Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 19.95

    A fun and kid-friendly introduction to Chinese! The Tuttle Chinese for Kids Flash Cards (Traditional Character Edition) kit is an introductory language Chinese learning tool especially designed to help children from preschool through early elementary level acquire basic words, traditional Chinese characters, phrases, and sentences in Chinese... more...

  • Chinese for Beginnersby Yi Ren; Xiayuan Liang

    Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 18.95

    This is an excellent, user?friendly textbook for learning Chinese. Yi Ren has taught thousands of Americans to speak Chinese fluently. Now, she and co-author Xiayuan Liang share their secrets for fast mastery of Mandarin Chinese with you. China has 1.3 billion people and due to initiatives to phase out regional dialects in favor of Mandarin Chinese,... more...

  • Learning Chinese in Diasporic Communitiesby Xiao Lan Curdt-Christiansen; Andy Hancock

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 143.00

    Issues connected with motivation, ethnicity, and identity among adolescent and young adult heritage language learners are the subject of a growing amount of research in diaspora communities. However, until recently, this research has tended to be quantitative, and the constructs were theorized and operationalized in a categorical or essentialist manner.... more...

  • Multimodality, Interaction and Turn-taking in Mandarin Conversationby Xiaoting Li

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    One major feature of conversation is that people take turns to speak. Based on audio and video recordings of naturally-occurring Mandarin conversation, this book explores the role of syntax, prosody, body movements as well as their interplay in turn organization in the temporal unfolding of action and interaction. Adopting the methodology of interactional... more...

  • Basic Written Chinese Practice Essentialsby Cornelius C. Kubler; Jerling Guo Kubler

    Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 24.95

    Use this one-of-a-kind practice guide and Chinese workbook together with any Chinese book or language program, and dramatically enhance your speaking. No matter what book or course you're using to learn Chinese, it takes a lot of practice. Here is a wealth of effective practice activities to help polish your written Chinese. This book corresponds... more...