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  • 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...

  • Love From Both Sidesby Stephanie Riseley

    Findhorn Press 2012; US$ 9.99

    In this memoir, memorial, and celebration, Stephanie Riseley shares the deeply emotional and powerfully physical story of the continued relationship between her and her husband Dan after his sudden death. Exploring the ways in which love and forgiveness can transcend the boundaries of life and death, the book intends to change perceptions of the emotional... 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...

  • The Typology of Motion Eventsby Carine Yuk-man Yiu

    De Gruyter 2014; 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, Min 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... 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$ 49.95

    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...

  • Die temporalen Infinitkonstruktionen im Kalmückischenby Olga Seesing

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 48.63

    Kalmückisch ist eine westmongolische Sprache, die hauptsächlich in der Republik Kalmückien (eine autonome Teilrepublik im Südwesten des europäischen Russlands) gesprochen wird. Mit ca. 160000 Muttersprachlern befindet sie sich heute in der Liste der bedrohten Sprachen der UNESCO.Das Buch behandelt aus der synchronen Perspektive die komplexen temporalen... 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...

  • 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...

  • Chinese Flash Cards Kit Volume 2by Philip Yungkin Lee; Jun Yang

    Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 19.95

    Flash cards remain an easy, effective tool for rapid memorization, and Tuttle's flash cards are the best available today. The front of each card gives one Chinese character. On the reverse is as much information as a dictionary entry: stroke order, radicals, vocabulary, idiomatic phrases, and sample sentences. An audio CD gives native-speaker pronunciations.... more...