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: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415135351

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 230

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This grammar presents an accessible description of modern Chinese (Mandarin), setting out the complexities of the language in short, readable sections. Throughout, the emphasis is on Chinese as used by native speakers.
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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: 1317556461

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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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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Mandarin Chinese

An Introduction

Author: Mobo C. F. Gao

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195540024

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 226

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Mandarin Chinese: An Introduction provides a systematic overview of Mandarin Chinese from the perspective of the English-speaking learner. Using a comparative approach, it contrasts grammatical and other features in Mandarin Chinese language with relevant issues in English. The book opens with a chapter on the setting of the Chinese language, giving a brief account of the historical, geographical, social, and linguistic background of China. Modern Chinese politics has played an important role in the development of modern standard Chinese, and this is discussed in a separate chapter. Subsequent chapters cover sounds and tones, writing, vocabulary, grammar, and discourse (including regional accents and dialects, gender, and written versus spoken Chinese). Mandarin Chinese brings a wide range of topics and issues together in one volume, presenting a coherent, easy-to-follow picture of the language, and a practical, efficient way to learn.
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Modern German Grammar

A Practical Guide

Author: Ruth Whittle,John Klapper,Bill Dodd,Christine Eckhard-Black,William Dodd

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134859147

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 504

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Announcing an innovative, new, practical reference grammar, combining traditional and function-based grammar in a single volume. It is the ideal reference grammar at advanced secondary level and above.
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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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