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Chinese language and literature

  • 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...

  • Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammarby Claudia Ross; Jing-heng Sheng Ma

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar provides an innovative reference guide to Mandarin Chinese, combining traditional and function-based grammar in a single volume. The Grammar is divided into two parts. Part A covers traditional grammatical categories such as phrase order, nouns, verbs and specifiers. Part B is carefully organized around language... more...

  • Tales of Futures Pastby Paola Iovene

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    Most studies of Chinese literature conflate the category of the future with notions of progress and nation building, and with the utopian visions broadcast by the Maoist and post-Mao developmental state. The future is thus understood as a preconceived endpoint that is propagated, at times even imposed, by a center of power. By contrast, Tales of... more...

  • An Anthology of Chinese Discourse on Translation (Version 1)by Martha Cheung Pui Yiu; Lin Wusun

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 89.95

    Translation has a long history in China. Down the centuries translators, interpreters, Buddhist monks, Jesuit priests, Protestant missionaries, writers, historians, linguists, and even ministers and emperors have all written about translation, and from an amazing array of perspectives. Such an exciting diversity of views, reflections and theoretical... more...

  • Wh-Konstruktionen im Türkischenby Annette Herkenrath

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 122.46

    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 Anthology of Yuan Dramaby C. T. Hsia; Wai-yee Li; George Kao

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 39.99

    This anthology features translations of ten seminal plays written during the Yuan dynasty (1279–1368), a period considered the golden age of Chinese theater. By turns lyrical and earthy, sentimental and ironic, Yuan drama spans a broad emotional, linguistic, and stylistic range. Combining sung arias with declaimed verses and doggerels, dialogues and... 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...

  • The Routledge Advanced Chinese Multimedia Courseby Carolyn Lee; Hsin-hsin Liang; Liwei Jiao; Julian Wheatley

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 69.95

    The Routledge Advanced Chinese Multimedia Course: Crossing Cultural Boundaries is an innovative multimedia course for advanced students of Chinese. Written by a team of highly experienced instructors, the book offers advanced learners the opportunity to consolidate their knowledge of Chinese through a wide range of activities designed to build up... more...

  • The Columbia Anthology of Modern Chinese Dramaby Xiaomei Chen

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 44.99

    This condensed anthology reproduces close to a dozen plays from Xiaomei Chen?s well-received original collection, along with her critical introduction to the historical, cultural, and aesthetic evolution of twentieth-century Chinese spoken drama. Comprising representative works from the People?s Republic of China, the collection encapsulates the revolutionary... more...