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  • 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...

  • 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 Concept of Reductionby Raphael van Riel

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    This volume investigates the notion of reduction. Building on the idea that philosophers?employ the term ?reduction? to reconcile diversity and directionality with unity, without relying on elimination, the book offers a powerful explication of an ?ontological?, notion of reduction the extension of which is (primarily) formed by properties, kinds,... 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...

  • Colloquial Thai (eBook And MP3 Pack)by John Moore; Saowalak Rodchue

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 65.00

    This second edition of Colloquial Thai has been revised and updated to make learning Thai easier and more enjoyable than ever before. Specially developed by experienced teachers for self-study or class use, this course offers a step-by-step approach to written and spoken Thai. No prior knowledge of the language is required. Colloquial Thai is... more...

  • Colloquial Cantonese (eBook And MP3 Pack)by Dana Scott Bourgerie; Keith S T Tong; Gregory James

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 63.95

    COLLOQUIAL CANTONESE is easy to use and completely up to date! Specially written by experienced teachers for self-study or class use, the course offers a step-by-step approach to written and spoken Cantonese. No prior knowledge of the language is required. What makes COLLOQUIAL CANTONESE your best choice in personal language learning?... more...

  • Understanding the Chinese Languageby Chris Shei

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Understanding the Chinese Language provides a vibrant and comprehensive introduction to contemporary Chinese linguistics. Combining an accessible style with an in-depth treatment of the topics at hand, it uses clear, full descriptions and vivid, modern examples to systematically take students through the phonology, vocabulary, grammar, discourse... 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...