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  • Placing the Modern Chinese Vernacular in Transnational Literatureby Gang Zhou

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    1895-1925 was a critical historical period in Chinese literary history, when baihua (the vernacular) was elevated to become the national language and wenyan (classical Chinese) was eliminated from many literary practices, overturning the long-established linguistic hierarchy. This is the first book to concentrate not only on the triumph of the... more...

  • 500 Common Chinese Idiomsby Liwei Jiao; Cornelius C. Kubler; Weiguo Zhang

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.99

    First published in 2010. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Cantonese: A Comprehensive Grammarby Stephen Matthews; Virginia Yip

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 76.80

    Cantonese: A Comprehensive Grammar is a complete reference guide to Cantonese as spoken by native speakers in Hong Kong. It presents a fresh and accessible description of the language, concentrating on the real patterns of use in current Cantonese. This makes it the ideal reference source for all learners and users of Cantonese, irrespective of... more...

  • Studies of Chinese Linguisticsby Janet Zhiqun Xing

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2009; US$ 40.00

    This volume covers a wide range of theoretical and methodological issues pertaining to Chinese functional linguistic studies. The nine articles included in this collection offers genuine explanations for grammatical elements either important in Chinese grammar or unique cross-linguistically. more...

  • Utterance Particles in Cantonese Conversationby K.K. Luke

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1990; US$ 173.00

    Utterance particles, also known as modal particles or sentence-final particles, form a class of words in Cantonese which is of great descriptive and theoretical interest to students of language. Most utterance particles do not have any semantic content (truth-conditional meaning), and few can be said to have a consistent grammatical function. They... more...

  • Early Child Cantoneseby Shek Tse; Hui Li

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 196.00

    Language acquisition is a human endeavor par excellence. As children, all human beings learn to understand and speak at least one language: their mother tongue. It is a process that seems to take place without any obvious effort. Second language learning, particularly among adults, causes more difficulty. The purpose of this series is... more...

  • Studies in Turkish Linguisticsby Dan I. Slobin; Karl Zimmer

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1986; US$ 69.00

    Turkish is a member of the Turkic family of languages, which extends over a vast area in southern and eastern Siberia and adjacent portions of Iran, Afganistan, and China. Turkic, in turn, belongs to the Altaic family of languages. This book deals with the morphological and syntactic, semantic and discourse-based, synchronic and diachronic aspects... more...

  • Numeral Classifiers in Chineseby XuPing Li

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 149.99

    The series publishes state-of-the-art work on core areas of linguistics across theoretical frameworks as well as studies that provide new insights by building bridges to neighbouring fields such as neuroscience and cognitive science. The series considers itself a forum for cutting-edge research based on solid empirical data on language... more...

  • Routledge Course In Modern Mandarin Chinese Level 2 (Simplified)by Claudia Ross; Pei-Chia Chen; Baozhang He; Meng Yeh

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 66.20

    The Routledge Course in Mandarin Chinese is a two-year undergraduate course for students with no prior background in Chinese study. Designed to build a strong foundation in both the spoken and written language it develops all the basic skills such as pronunciation, character writing, word use and structures, while placing strong emphasis on the development... more...

  • The Routledge Course in Modern Mandarin Chineseby Claudia Ross; Baozhang He; Pei-chia Chen; Meng Yeh

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.99

     The Routledge Course in Modern Mandarin Chinese is a two-year undergraduate course for students with no prior background in Chinese study which takes students from complete beginner to post-intermediate level. Designed to build a strong foundation in both the spoken and written language it develops all the basic skills such as pronunciation,... more...