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  • Basic Spoken Chineseby Kubler C. Cornelius

    Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 49.95

    This is a beginning-level course in spoken Chinese that employs a revolutionary new method designed to have you quickly speaking and comprehending Mandarin Chinese. Along with its sister book Basic Written Chinese and their accompanying workbooks, Basic Spoken Chinese offers a complete introductory course to the Chinese language. As a native... more...

  • Acquisition of Word Order in Chinese as a Foreign Languageby Wenying Jiang

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 182.00

    In this book, linguistic achievements of word order studies in Chinese have been applied to Chinese second language acquisition research. By analyzing a great number of word order errors made by learners of Chinese as a foreign language (CFL), this book has developed a method for describing and explaining Chinese word order errors. With this... 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...

  • Sprachführer Chinesisch für Dummies Das Pocketbuchby Wendy Abraham; Katrin Buchta

    Wiley 2013; US$ 8.95

    "Sprachführer Chinesisch für Dummies" bietet einen schnellen Überblick über die wichtigsten Wörter und Redewendungen für den Alltag. Jedes Kapitel beschäftigt sich mit einer Alltagssituation: So haben Sie schnell die passenden Sätze parat, wenn Sie beispielsweise im Restaurant bestellen, nach einer Wegbeschreibung... more...

  • Early Child Cantoneseby Shek Tse; Hui Li

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 168.00

    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... more...

  • Numeral Classifiers in Chineseby XuPing Li

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 140.00

    This book studies the syntax and semantics of numeral classifiers in Mandarin and other Chinese languages. It explores how Chinese classifiers are semantically interpreted in syntactic contexts and how semantic functions of classifiers are realized at the syntactic level. The book is a contribution to formal Chinese linguistics, and to... more...

  • New Perspectives on Chinese Syntaxby Waltraud Paul

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    In the last thirty years, Mandarin Chinese has been playing an increasingly important role in general linguistics and has become a ?must? for everyone interested in crosslinguistic comparison and syntactic theorizing. The book aims at demystifying Chinese. It places controversial issues within the larger context of current syntactic theories,... more...

  • Tense and Aspect in Han Period Chineseby Barbara Meisterernst

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    Many grammatical issues of Archaic and Medieval Chinese still lack a comprehensive analysis. The book provides the first thorough investigation of the syntactic and semantic constraints of the linguistic categories tense and aspect and their relation with the lexical aspect of the verb in Han period Chinese. The author uncovers fascinating... more...

  • Learning Chinese, Turning Chineseby Edward McDonald

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 50.95

    In this book Edward McDonald takes a fresh look at issues of language in Chinese studies. He takes the viewpoint of the university student of Chinese with the ultimate goal of becoming 'sinophone': that is, developing a fluency and facility at operating in Chinese-language contexts comparable to their own mother tongue. While the entry point for most... more...

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

    Wiley 2014; US$ 200.95

    C.-T. James Huang is Professor of Linguistics at Harvard University. His research interests lie in natural language syntax, the relationship between syntax and semantics, and parametric syntax with special focus on Chinese and other East Asian languages. He has published articles in a range of journals, including Linguistic Inquiry, Language, and... more...