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  • 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...

  • Constraints on Reflexivization in Mandarin Chineseby Haihua Pan

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 185.00

    First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Chinese Grammar at Workby Shuanfan Huang

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2013; US$ 158.00

    Chinese Grammar at Work adopts a cognitive-functional approach and uses a corpus-based methodology to examine how Chinese syntax emerges from natural discourse context and what the evolving grammar at work looks like. In this volume the author weaves together an array of fresh perspectives on clause structure, constructions, interactional linguistics,... more...

  • 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...

  • A Grammatical Sketch of Hainan Chamby Graham Thurgood; Ela Thurgood; Li Fengxiang

    De Gruyter Mouton 2014; US$ 140.00

    This volume is a grammatical sketch of Hainan Cham, an endangered tonal Austronesian language. The study focuses on three areas: social background and contact history, the grammar (including all the recorded vocabulary), and a description of the sound system (including acoustic description). The appendixes also include the wordlist of Sanya Chinese... more...

  • Love From Both Sidesby Stephanie Riseley

    Findhorn Press 2012; US$ 7.99

    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 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...