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Chinese Linguistics


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Chinese Linguistics series selects representative and frontier works in linguistic disciplines including lexicology, grammar, phonetics, dialectology, philology and rhetoric. Mostly published in Chinese before, the selection has had far-reaching influence on China’s linguistics and offered inspiration and reference for the world’s linguistics. The aim of this series is to reflect the general level and latest development of Chinese linguistics from an overall and objective view.

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Language The Last Homestead of Human Beings

Language: The Last Homestead of Human Beings

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Guanlian Qian
May 19, 2021

Heidegger characterizes the relationship between language and Being as "language is the house of Being", negating the idea that language is merely a tool ready to be used at hand. Drawing on this idea, as well as ideas from anthropology, pragmatics, and folklore studies, the author argues that "...

A Research on Functional Grammar of Chinese

A Research on Functional Grammar of Chinese

1st Edition

By Bojiang Zhang, Mei Fang
April 21, 2020

The functional perspective on Chinese syntax has yielded various new achievements since its introduction to Chinese linguistics in the 1980s. This two-volume book is one of the earliest and most influential works to study the Chinese language using functional grammar. With local Beijing vernacular ...

Loanwords in the Chinese Language

Loanwords in the Chinese Language

1st Edition

By Shi Youwei
December 31, 2020

A loanword, or wailaici, is a word with similar meaning and phonetic form to a word from a foreign language that has been naturalized in the recipient language. From ancient times, cultural exchanges between China and other countries has brought and integrated a myriad of loanwords to the Chinese ...

Practical Grammar of Modern Chinese IV Simple Sentence, Compound Sentence, and Discourse

Practical Grammar of Modern Chinese IV: Simple Sentence, Compound Sentence, and Discourse

1st Edition

By Liu Yuehua, Pan Wenyu, Gu Wei
October 29, 2020

Chinese grammar is characterized by its simple structure, lack of inflections, and wide use of monosyllabic morphemes. With the increased popularity of learning Chinese as a second language, there is a demand for a guide to Chinese grammar that's targeted at second language learners. This ...

Practical Grammar of Modern Chinese I Overview and Notional Words

Practical Grammar of Modern Chinese I: Overview and Notional Words

1st Edition

By Liu Yuehua, Pan Wenyu, Gu Wei
October 28, 2020

Chinese grammar is characterized by its simple structure, lack of inflections, and wide use of monosyllabic morphemes. With the increased popularity of learning Chinese as a second language, there is a demand for a guide to Chinese grammar that's targeted at second language learners. This ...

Practical Grammar of Modern Chinese II Function Words

Practical Grammar of Modern Chinese II: Function Words

1st Edition

By Liu Yuehua, Pan Wenyu, Gu Wei
October 28, 2020

Chinese grammar is characterized by its simple structure, lack of inflections, and wide use of monosyllabic morphemes. With the increasing popularity of learning Chinese as a second language, there is a demand for a guide to Chinese grammar that's targeted at second language learners. This ...

Practical Grammar of Modern Chinese III Sentence Constituents

Practical Grammar of Modern Chinese III: Sentence Constituents

1st Edition

By Liu Yuehua, Pan Wenyu, Gu Wei
October 28, 2020

Chinese grammar is characterized by its simple structure, lack of inflections, and wide use of monosyllabic morphemes. With the increased popularity of learning Chinese as a second language, there is a demand for a guide to Chinese grammar that's targeted at second language learners. This ...

Research on Functional Grammar of Chinese I Information Structure and Word Ordering Selection

Research on Functional Grammar of Chinese I: Information Structure and Word Ordering Selection

1st Edition

By Bojiang Zhang, Mei Fang
April 21, 2020

The functional perspective on Chinese syntax has yielded various new achievements since its introduction to Chinese linguistics in the 1980s. This two-volume book is one of the earliest and most influential works to study the Chinese language using functional grammar. With local Beijing vernacular ...

Research on Functional Grammar of Chinese II Reference and Grammatical Category

Research on Functional Grammar of Chinese II: Reference and Grammatical Category

1st Edition

By Bojiang Zhang, Mei Fang
April 21, 2020

The functional perspective on Chinese syntax has yielded various new achievements since its introduction to Chinese linguistics in the 1980s. This two-volume book is one of the earliest and most influential works to study the Chinese language using functional grammar. With local Beijing vernacular ...

Early Language Acquisition of Mandarin-Speaking Children

Early Language Acquisition of Mandarin-Speaking Children

1st Edition

By Yunqiu Zhang
December 10, 2019

Compared with other subdisciplines in Chinese linguistics, children’s language acquisition is a significant field with relatively limited achievements. Based on data from a dynamic and developmental corpus, this book is a comprehensive exploration of the early development of Chinese-speaking ...

Prosodic Syntax in Chinese History and Changes

Prosodic Syntax in Chinese: History and Changes

1st Edition

By Feng Shengli
May 29, 2019

In the two volumes of Prosodic Syntax in Chinese, the author develops a new model, which proposes that the interaction between syntax and prosody is bi-directional and that prosody can not only constrains syntactic structures but also activates syntactic operations. All of the facts investigated in...

Prosodic Syntax in Chinese Theory and Facts

Prosodic Syntax in Chinese: Theory and Facts

1st Edition

By Feng Shengli
May 15, 2019

In the two volumes of Prosodic Syntax in Chinese, the author develops a new model, which proposes that the interaction between syntax and prosody is bi-directional and that prosody not only constrains syntactic structures but also activates syntactic operations. All of the facts ...

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