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Chinese: An Essential Grammar

2nd Edition

By Don Rimmington, Po-Ching Yip

Routledge

256 pages

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Description

This new edition of Chinese: An Essential Grammar is an up-to-date and concise reference guide to modern Chinese (Mandarin) grammar.

Refreshingly 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.

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

It is ideal either for independent study or for students in schools, colleges, universities and adult classes of all types.

Reviews

"A much needed addition to the collection of books on Chinese grammar." - China Review International

About the Series

Routledge Essential Grammars

Essential Grammars describe clearly and succinctly the core rules of each language and are up-to-date and practical reference guides to the most important aspects of languages used by contemporary native speakers. They are designed for elementary to intermediate learners and present an accessible description of the language, focusing on the real patterns of use today.
Essential Grammars are a reference source for the learner and user of the language, irrespective of level, setting out the complexities of the language in short, readable sections that are clear and free from jargon.
Essential Grammars are ideal either for independent study or for students in schools, colleges, universities and adult classes of all types.

All Essential Grammars are available as inspection copies.

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Subject Categories

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FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / General
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LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / General
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LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Journalism