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This book offers a comprehensive survey of the major parts of speech in Mandarin. Seeking to identify the sets of universal and language-specific categories, it compares the range of categories available in Mandarin and the Indo-European languages and establishes six universal categories nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions and conjunctions…more…

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This book conducts a thorough investigation of the variation in tone sandhi patterns of Shanghai and Wuxi Wu using quantitative rating experiments. Although Shanghai Wu has been well documented, to date there has never been any quantitative study that systematically investigates the factors that influence variability a research gap this book fills….more…

Thinking Chinese Translation is a practical and comprehensive course for advanced undergraduates and postgraduate students of Chinese. Thinking Chinese Translation explores the ways in which memory, general knowledge, and creativity (summed up as schema) contribute to the linguistic ability necessary to create a good translation. The course…more…

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The studies contained in this volume arose over the last thirty years. Originally the range of the materials I intended to include in my selection was very much wider. Publishing difficulties, however, have obliged me to curtail them to something less than half the planned content. At first I intended to include all the studies I supposed might be…more…

El arte tolteca de la vida y la muerte (The Toltec Art of Life and Death – Spanish Edition)

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A text of central importance to the Chinese literary tradition, the Wen xuan was compiled by Xiao Tong (501-531) and is the oldest surviving anthology of Chinese literature arranged by genre. This volume, the first of a planned eight-volume translation of the entire work, contains thoroughly annotated translations of the first section of the Wen xuan,…more…

This book makes an original contribution to the fields of sociolinguistics, language planning policy and Chinese language studies. It examines the effectiveness of the Singapores Speak Mandarin Campaign in changing the language use of dialect speakers towards Mandarin.Singapore may be only a small red dot and barely visible on the worlds map….more…

This book concerns two focus particles (jiu, dou) and wh-expressions (shenme = what, na geren = which person) in Mandarin Chinese. These items are systematically ambiguous and have played important roles in various aspects of Mandarin grammar. An idea based on alternatives and varieties of alternatives in particular following Chierchias 2013…more…

This book provides a comprehensive examination of the socio-cultural and political context of modern China in terms of its interaction with America and the West, focusing on the influence of the well-known Chinese writer and intellectual Lin Yutang (1895-1976). Offering a unique study of the life and works of Lin Yutang, it highlights his intellectual…more…

Perdn (Forgiveness Spanish edition)

A dual-language edition of Chinese storiesmany appearing in English for the first time   This new volume of eight short stories offers students at all levels the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of contemporary literature from the worlds most spoken language, without having to constantly to refer back to a dictionary.    The storiesmany of which…more…

This book defines Chinese middle constructions as generic constructions, with their highest syntactically saturated argument always understood as an arbitrary one. This working definition sets middle construction apart from middle voice in that it can be instantiated by various constructions in Chinese. By scrutinizing these constructions in the…more…

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