Chinese: An Essential Grammar

Author: Po-Ching Yip,Don Rimmington

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134180217

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 240

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First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Chinese

An Essential Grammar

Author: Po-ching Yip,Don Rimmington

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780415135344

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 230

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This work is a reference guide to the grammar of modern Chinese (Mandarin). It presents a description of the language, focusing on the real patterns of use in modern Chinese. It is suitable for either independent study or for students in schools, colleges, universities and adult classes of all types. The book sets out the complexities of Chinese in short, readable sections. Throughout, the emphasis is on Chinese as used by native speakers today. Features include: examples to illustrate language points; detailed contents list and index for easy access to information; and two glossaries - one of grammatical terms and one of Chinese characters.
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Chinese: An Essential Grammar

Author: Yip Po-Ching,Don Rimmington

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0203969790

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 240

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This new edition of Chinese: An Essential Grammar is an up-to-date and concise reference guide to modern Chinese grammar. Jargon free, it presents an accessible description of the language, focusing on the real patterns of use today. This Grammar aims to serve as a reference source for the learner and user of Chinese, irrespective of level, setting out the complexities of the language in short, readable sections. It is ideal either for independent study or for students in schools, colleges, universities and adult classes of all types. Features include: a new chapter on paragraph development Chinese characters, as well as the pinyin romanization, alongside all examples literal and colloquial translations in English to illustrate language points detailed contents list and index for easy access to information a glossary of grammatical terms.
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Basic Chinese

A Grammar and Workbook

Author: Yip Po-Ching,Don Rimmington,Zhang Xiaoming,Rachel Henson,Yip Li Quzhen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134028806

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 232

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Basic Chinese introduces the essentials of Chinese syntax. Each of the 25 units deals with a particular grammatical point and provides associated exercises. Features include: a clear, accessible format many useful language examples jargon-free explanations of grammar ample drills and exercises a full key to exercises. All Chinese entries are presented in both Pinyin romanization and Chinese characters, and are accompanied, in most cases, by English translations to facilitate self-tuition as well as classroom teaching in both spoken and written Chinese. Basic Chinese is designed for students new to the language. Together with its sister volume, Intermediate Chinese, it forms a compendium of the essentials of Chinese syntax.
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Chinese: A Comprehensive Grammar

Author: Yip Po-Ching,Don Rimmington

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317556453

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 656

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Chinese: A Comprehensive Grammar is a complete reference guide to Chinese grammar which presents a fresh and accessible description of the language, concentrating on the real patterns of use in modern Chinese. The volume is organized to promote a thorough understanding of Chinese grammar. It offers a stimulating analysis of the complexities of the language and provides full and clear explanations. Throughout, the emphasis is on Chinese as used by present-day native speakers. An extensive index and numbered paragraphs provide readers with easy access to the information they require. The new edition features a revised and expanded chapter on prosody (Prosody and Syntax), as well as four completely new chapters: • Morphology and Syntax (I) looks at Chinese word formation • Morphology and Syntax (II) explores the interaction between words, expressions and sentences • Intralingual Transpositions reviews the possible conversions between sentential constructions • Interlingual Conversions examines the differences between Chinese and English. The Grammar is an essential reference source for the adult learner and user of Chinese. It is ideal for independent study and for use in schools, colleges, universities and adult classes, up to an advanced level.
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Finnische Grammatik

Author: Fred Karlsson

Publisher: Helmut Buske Verlag

ISBN: 9783875483819

Category: Finnisch - Grammatik

Page: 278

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Als Lehr- und Nachschlagewerk konzipiert, richtet sich diese Grammatik in erster Linie an Lernende, die bereits einfache finnische Texte lesen konnen. Weitere Vorkenntnisse sind nicht erforderlich. In 22 Kapiteln werden die wichtigsten Formen und Strukturen der geschriebenen Sprache vermittelt. Zahlreiche Beispiele veranschaulichen die Regelmaigkeit der finnischen Grammatik. Finnland ist offiziell ein zweisprachiges Land, dessen Nationalsprachen Finnisch und Schwedisch sind. Von den ca. 4,7 Millionen Einwohnern sprechen jedoch etwa 93% Finnisch als Muttersprache. Zudem gibt es aufgrund starker Emigrationsbewegungen vor allem in Nordamerika und Schweden finnischsprachige Minderheiten.
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English: An Essential Grammar

Author: Gerald Nelson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113695497X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

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English: An Essential Grammar is a concise and user-friendly guide to the grammar of modern English, written specifically for native speakers and based on genuine samples of contemporary spoken and written English. In the first four chapters, this book covers the essentials of English grammar, beginning with the basics and going on to deal with phrase, clause and sentence structure. A fifth chapter deals with English word formation and spelling, including problem spellings and British and American spelling variants. Features include: discussion of points that often cause problems guidance on sentence building and composition practical spelling guidelines explanation of grammatical terms a set of exercises at the end of each chapter appendix of irregular verbs. With numerous language examples bringing grammar to life, this Essential Grammar will help you read, speak and write English with greater confidence. It is ideal for everyone who would like to improve their knowledge of English grammar. Gerald Nelson is Professor in the English Department at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and formerly Reader in the Department of English Language and Literature, University College London, UK.
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Modern Chinese Grammar - a Clause-Pivot Approach

A Clause-Pivot Theoretical Approach

Author: Fuyi Xing

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131751906X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 666

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Modern Chinese Grammar provides a comprehensive coverage of Chinese grammar through the clause-pivot theory and the double triangle approach, first proposed by Fuyi Xing in 1996. Translated into English for the first time, the book is widely regarded by linguists as a seminal text, and ground-breaking in linguistics research. The book contains discussion of the topics which are essential to Chinese grammar, from words and phrases, to complex sentences and sentence groups. It addresses such controversial issues as word class identification, the distinction between words and phrases, and between clauses and complex sentences. The book also shows, through a wealth of examples, how the clause-pivot theory and the double triangle approach can be applied productively in grammatical studies. Modern Chinese Grammar: A Clause-Pivot Theoretical Approach is an essential purchase for researchers and graduate students of Chinese grammar and syntax.
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Cognition-Based Studies on Chinese Grammar

Author: Yulin Yuan

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317634608

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 276

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Introducing the English translations of 8 selected research articles originally written in Chinese by Professor Yuan Yulin, Cognition-based Studies on Chinese Grammar is an essential reading for researchers in Chinese syntax. Yuan Yulin is one of the very first Chinese scholars who introduced cognitive sciences into the study of Chinese language some twenty years ago, and his work is well-known and highly regarded in China for its originality and theoretical contribution. The collection covers the core of his engagement with Chinese language studies, ranging from lexical exploration to grammatical discussion. Cognition-based Studies on Chinese Grammar is designed for students or researchers who specialize in the Chinese language, contemporary Chinese grammar and cognitive linguistics. It can also serve as a reference book for instructors or teachers engaged in Chinese language pedagogy or in teaching Chinese as a second or foreign language.
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Elements of chinese grammar

with a preliminary dissertation on the characters and the colloquial medium of the Chinese, an an appendix containing the Ta-hyoh of Confucius with a translation

Author: Joshua Marshman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Chinesisch für Dummies

Author: Wendy Abraham

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527705228

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Page: 355

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Chinese For Dummies

Author: Wendy Abraham

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118436547

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 384

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The fast and easy way to learn to speak Mandarin Chinese China has become a major influence in the world today, and Mandarin Chinese is the world's most widely spoken language. Not only is China full of opportunities in business and politics, but Chinese culture, continues to make its way into the western world. With an updated CD including real-life conversations, Chinese For Dummies expands grammar, verb conjugations, and pronunciations—and includes a refreshed mini-dictionary complete with even more essential vocabulary. Basic vocabulary Everyday conversations, including phone dialogue and small talk Speaking in perfect pitch and tone Easy-to-understand grammar rules Getting around in a Chinese-speaking country Cultural references like maintaining face, dining etiquette, and social mores Also included is an audio CD that features actual Chinese conversations by native Chinese speakers, which allows you to hear how Chinese is really spoken. Written by a leading Chinese language teacher in the United States, Chinese for Dummies introduces an often-daunting language to you in a fun-and-easy For Dummies manner. CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase.
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Basic Spoken Chinese

An Introduction to Speaking and Listening for Beginners (Downloadable Media and MP3 Audio Included)

Author: Cornelius C. Kubler

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462914810

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 384

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This is a beginning-level course in spoken Chinese that employs a revolutionary new method designed to have you quickly speaking and comprehending Mandarin Chinese. Along with its sister book Basic Written Chinese and their accompanying workbooks, Basic Spoken Chinese offers a complete introductory course to the Chinese language. As a native English speaker, working hard to learn Chinese is not enough; you have to work smart in order to learn this very different language efficiently. Downloadable audio and video reinforce the material introduced in the book. No matter why you've chosen to learn Chinese—for business, travel, cultural studies or another goal—the Basic Chinese approach of two separate but integrated tracks in spoken and written Chinese will help you learn this language most efficiently and successfully. Detailed explanations in English of Chinese pronunciation, grammar, usage, culture, society, and recommended learning approaches. A digital Instructor's Guide is available electronically. A written Character Transcript (Simplified and Traditional) is available electronically. The downloadable materials feature: 40 videos with dozens of native speakers filmed on location in mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, Singapore, and Malaysia. 6 hours of native-speaker audio, including all of the book's conversations. Build up sections, new words, and pronunciation exercises. Available separately, Basic Spoken Chinese Practice Essentials is the companion workbook for Basic Spoken Chinese. This practical guide includes a broad range of drills and exercises designed to dramatically enhance your proficiency in speaking and comprehending. While designed for use with the companion textbook, it can be used together with any Chinese textbook or teaching program to hone your Chinese language skills.
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Oh, China!

An Elementary Reader of Modern Chinese for Advanced Beginners

Author: Chih-p'ing Chou,Perry Link,Xuedong Wang

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400840139

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 448

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Oh, China! meets the needs of advanced beginners or "heritage learners" who already speak some Chinese but require instruction in reading and writing fundamentals before moving to the intermediate level. In this fully revised edition, state-of-the-art lessons go over the basics of standard Mandarin pronunciation and introduce students to Chinese characters. The textbook moves at a faster pace than those designed for absolute beginners and allows students to rapidly develop strong foundations in grammar and vocabulary. It contains topics that are especially relevant to heritage learners, such as growing up in a bilingual, bicultural environment, and exposes students to essential issues for understanding contemporary China today, including economic development and political relations with Taiwan. This essential of Chinese language learning contains updated lessons, grammar notes, and exercises, and its new user-friendly format juxtaposes text and vocabulary on adjacent pages. Updated and revised edition Designed for advanced beginners who already speak some Chinese Offers strong foundations in pronunciation, characters, and grammar Covers topics relevant to heritage speakers and contemporary Chinese society Single volume user-friendly format
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A Synchronic and Diachronic Study of the Grammar of the Chinese Xiang Dialects

Author: Yunji Wu

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110927489

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 460

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This is the first book in Chinese linguistics which discusses the grammar of a dialect group, in this case the Xiang dialect spoken in Hunan, from both a synchronic and diachronic prespective. The author uses new data and new frameworks to present her analysis. The synchronic part covers contemporary grammar across localities within the Xiang-speaking area by using the methods and theories of comparative and typological linguistics. The diachronic analysis reconstructs earlier grammatical systems based mainly on modern data but also on historical written records, and analyses the development of the syntactic systems of the Xiang dialects, adopting the methods and theories of historical linguistics and grammaticalization. The discussions in this book raise new issues on dialect research which have not yet been fully acknowledged by Chinese dialectologists. The author shows, for example, how the earlier layers of grammar may be reconstructed on the basis of modern data, and how the path of grammaticalization of functional words may be traced. The discussions reveal that the Xiang dialect group forms a transitional zone between northern and southern dialects. The syntactic constructions in these two areas often co-exist or are mingled in Xiang. Thus, the grammatical constructions in different localities of the Xiang dialect group often provide a bridge connecting the constructions of northern and southern Chinese, or Modern Chinese and Chinese of earlier periods. This book is of interest to scholars and students who are working on grammar, dialectology, historical linguistics, comparative linguistics, typological linguistics, and grammaticalization, as well as those researchers focusing on language policy, language acquisition, and education.
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A Trip to China

An Intermediate Reader of Modern Chinese

Author: Chih-p'ing Chou,Der-lin Chao,Chen Gao

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400840155

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 336

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A Trip to China is an intermediate Chinese language textbook designed for students who have studied one year of college Chinese. Offering a strong foundation in grammar and vocabulary, it is written from the perspective of a foreign exchange student who has just arrived in China for the first time. This thoroughly revised edition not only provides students essential lessons for advancing their Chinese language skills, but also introduces important aspects of contemporary Chinese society and culture. The textbook incorporates suggestions from years of student and teacher feedback, and includes new lessons as well as updated vocabulary glosses, grammar explanations, and exercises. An improved format juxtaposes text and vocabulary on adjacent pages and combines grammar notes and exercises into one easy-to-use volume. Intermediate-level Chinese language textbook Revised edition Single-volume, user-friendly format New lessons and updated vocabulary, grammar explanations, and exercises Introduces students to important aspects of contemporary Chinese society and culture
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The Routledge Intermediate Chinese Reader

Author: Helen Shen,Zhou Yunong,Xiaoyuan Zhao

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135050937

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 264

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The Routledge Intermediate Chinese Reader is a comprehensive reader designed to provide varied, stimulating and up-to-date reading material for learners of Chinese at the intermediate level. The Chinese Reader provides a bridge between basic literacy skills and the ability to read full novels and newspapers in Chinese. It consists of forty readings, graded on the basis of complexity of vocabulary, grammar and syntax. These readings present a range of different text types representative of modern Chinese popular writing which will inspire students to continue reading independently in Chinese. It is ideal for learners who already possess a knowledge of essential grammar and vocabulary and who wish to expand their knowledge of the language through contextualized reading material. Key features include: Extracts from newspaper and internet articles Vocabulary annotation next to the reading paragraphs for quick reference Short grammar explanations of any complicated structures Comprehension and discussion questions Notes on culture and idioms Lesson structure maps to aid comprehension A companion website containing lesson audio and electronic vocabulary flash cards Full glossary at the back and answer key for reading questions Suitable for both class use and independent study, The Routledge Intermediate Chinese Reader is an essential tool for facilitating vocabulary learning and increasing reading proficiency.
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