The Languages of China

The Languages of China

The description for this book, The Languages of China, will be forthcoming. The picture of China presented here is a study not just of one language but of many.

Author: S. Robert Ramsey

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 069101468X

Category: History

Page: 366

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The description for this book, The Languages of China, will be forthcoming.
Categories: History

Space in Languages of China

Space in Languages of China

This paradox cannot be avoided if we are limited to the existing descriptions and approaches to Chinese. Personally, I think that the Chinese language should not be treated as homogeneous because of its long history and permanent ...

Author: Dan Xu

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402083211

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 276

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Space has long been a popular topic in linguistic research. Numerous books on the subject have been published over the past decade. However, none of these books were based on linguistic data from Chinese and expressions of space in Chinese have been largely neglected in past research. In this volume, not only Mandarin Chinese (the standard language) is investigated; several other dialects, as well as a minority language of China and Chinese Sign Language are studied. Cross-linguistic, synchronic and diachronic approaches are used to investigate phenomena related to space. The authors of this book present different points of view on the expression of space in language and related theoretical issues. As the contributing scholars argue, Chinese shares many common features with other languages, but also presents some particular properties. Space is a topic that is both classical and modern, of enduring interest. These studies of space give insight into not only general linguistics but also other domains such as anthropology and psychology.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Space and Quantification in Languages of China

Space and Quantification in Languages of China

contributions focus on different aspects of space and quantification in the languages of China using different approaches. The aspects of language to be considered range from phonology and morphology to syntax and semantics, ...

Author: Dan Xu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319100401

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 251

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This volume provides general linguists with new data and analysis on languages spoken in China regarding various aspects of space and quantification, using different approaches. Contributions by researchers from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Japan, Europe, the United States and Australia offer insights on aspects of language ranging from phonology and morphology to syntax and semantics, while the approaches vary from formal, historical, areal, typological, and cognitive linguistics to second language acquisition. After separate volumes on space and quantification in languages of China, the studies in this volume combine space and quantification to allow readers a view of the intersection of the two topics. Each article contributes to general linguistic knowledge while discussing a particular aspect of space or quantification in a particular language/dialect, offering new data and analysis from languages that are spoken in the same geographical area, and that belong to various language families that exist and evolve in close contact with one another.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Protestant Bible Translation and Mandarin as the National Language of China

Protestant Bible Translation and Mandarin as the National Language of China

Broomhall, The Bible in China, 84–85; Zetzsche, The Bible in China, 170. “Correspondence,” Chinese Recorder and Missionary Journal 21 (1890): 569. Foley regarded the language of Griffith John's Mandarin New Testament as 'Peking Mandarin ...

Author: George Kam Wah Mak

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004316300

Category: Religion

Page: 427

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Looking into the translation, publication, circulation and use of the Mandarin Bible, this book examines the relationship between Protestant Bible translation and the development of Mandarin into the national language of China during the late Qing and Republican era.
Categories: Religion

Plurality and Classifiers across Languages in China

Plurality and Classifiers across Languages in China

The linguistic situation in China is also more complex, since more languages from more families are involved. The languages of China consist of the Han languages (Mandarin and at least nine other Sinitic languages), and the Han are ...

Author: Dan Xu

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110293982

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 295

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Plural marking, numeral classifiers and reduplication constitute the main means of quantification marking in the domain of grammar. The contributions in this book focus on the typological correlation between the three different strategies for quantification, as well as on some general issues. A better understanding of the quantification strategies in the languages of China will enrich our comprehension of human language and thought. The book is expected to have an impact on the study of linguistic typology, language contact, and patterns of the evolution.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Ethnic Minority Languages in China

Ethnic Minority Languages in China

With the further expansion of economic and trade activities,and the establishment of the China–ASEAN Free Trade Area, it can be expected that the Gin language, vernacular Chinese, Cantonese, and Putonghua will all be grasped well by Gin ...

Author: Qingsheng Zhou

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9781501511516

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 468

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This book describes and analyzes the situation of minority languages in China.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Languages of Japan

The Languages of Japan

The writting system evolved from both semantically and phonetically based uses of Chinese characters . The present - day writing system is the result of simplification of the original Chinese characters in two ways .

Author: Masayoshi Shibatani

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521369185

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 432

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A survey of the two main indigenous languages of Japan includes the most comprehensive study of the polysynthetic Ainu language yet to appear in English as well as a comprehensive analysis of Japanese linguistics.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Chinese English Dictionary of the Vernacular Or Spoken Language of Amoy

Chinese English Dictionary of the Vernacular Or Spoken Language of Amoy

The so - called " written language " of China is indeed uniform throughout the whole country ; but it is rather a notation than a language ; for this universal written language is pronounced differently when read aloud in the different ...

Author: Carstairs Douglas

Publisher:

ISBN: UCD:31175002286998

Category: Chinese language

Page: 930

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Categories: Chinese language

Chinese English Dictionary of the vernacular or spoken language of Amoy with the principal variations of the Chang Chew and Chin Chew dialects

Chinese English Dictionary of the vernacular or spoken language of Amoy  with the principal variations of the Chang Chew and Chin Chew dialects

The so - called " written language " of China is indeed uniform throughout the whole country ; but it is rather a notation than a language ; for this universal written language is pronounced differently when read aloud in the different ...

Author: Carstairs Douglas

Publisher:

ISBN: BSB:BSB11137151

Category:

Page: 642

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An Introduction to the Languages of the World

An Introduction to the Languages of the World

The standard official language is Pǔtōnghuà, the Mandarin of Běijīng shorn of its purely local Běijīng characteristics. It is the medium of instruction in both the People's Republic of China (PRC) and the Republic of China on Táiwān, ...

Author: Anatole Lyovin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195149883

Category: Education

Page: 545

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Unique in scope, An Introduction to the Languages of the World introduces linguistics students to the variety of world's languages. Students will gain familiarity with concepts such as sound change, lexical borrowing, diglossia, and language diffusion, and the rich variety of linguistic structure in word order, morphological types, grammatical relations, gender, inflection, and derivation. It offers the opportunity to explore structures of varying and fascinating languages even with no prior acquaintance. A chapter is devoted to each of the world's continents, with in-depth analyses of representative languages of Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania, and America, and separate chapters cover writing systems and pidgins and creoles. Each chapter contains exercises and recommendations for further reading. New to this edition are eleven original maps as well as sections on sign languages and language death and revitalization. For greater readability, basic language facts are now organized in tables, and language samples follow international standards for phonetic transcription and word-by-word glossing. There is an instructor's manual available for registered instructors on the book's companion website.
Categories: Education