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The Encyclopedia includes research on the changing landscape of the Chinese language by 66 eminent academics in the field; from research on oracle bone and bronze inscriptions, to Chinese language acquisition, to the language of the mass media. This reference will be the most up to date and authoritative on the market; it will offer an a guide to shifts over time in thinking about the Chinese language as well as providing an overview of contemporary themes, debates and research interests.
The editors and contributors are assisted by an editorial board comprised of the best and most experienced sinologists world-wide. The reference includes an introduction, written by the editor, which places the assembled texts in their historical and intellectual context.
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Table of Contents
List of Consultant Editors List of Contributors The Chinese Language: The Global, Historical, Lexicographical, and Linguistic Aspects – In Lieu of a Preface Chan Sin-wai Acknowledgement 1. Ancient Chinese Alain Peyraubce 2. Cantonese Cheng Siu-Pong and Tang Sze-Wing 3. Cantonese Romanization Cheng Siu-Pong and Tang Sze-Wing 4. Chinese Characters John Yin Jinghua 5. Chinese Idioms Jiao Liwei 6. Chinese Language and National Identity Andrew Simpson 7. Chinese Language Education: Teacher Training Jane Orton 8. Chinese Language in a Global Context Tao Hongyin and Liu Jin 9. Chinese Language Pedagogy Wu Weiping 10. Chinese Linguistics William S.Y. Wang 11. Chinese Linguistics: Pragmatics Yan Jiang 12. Chinese Linguistics: Semantics Hsieh Shu-Kai 13. Chinese Morphology Jerome L. Packard 14. Chinese Neologisms: Word-formation Strategies in Chinese Antonella Ceccagno15. Chinese: Parts of Speech Candice Chi-Hang Cheung 16. Chinese Proverbs and Popular Sayings Larry Herzberg 17. Chinese Psycholinguistics Jerome L. Packard 18. Chinese Rhetoric Andy Kirkpatrick 19. Chinese Slang Robert L. Moore 20. Chinese Syntax Walter Bisang 21. Chinese Taboo Amy He Yun 22. Chinese 'Xiehouyu' Grace Chang 23. Classical Chinese Chris Wen-chao Li 24. Computational Linguistics Xiaoheng Zhang 25. Corpus-based Study of Chinese Tony McEnery and Richard Xiao 26. Elastic Words in Chinese San Duanmu 27. Hakka Dialect Lau Chun Fat 28. Hanyu Pinyin Lilly Lee Chen 29. Hong Kong Sign Language Gladys Tang 30. Lexicography Cheung Kam-Siu 31. Lexicography in the Contemporary Period Huang Chu-Ren, Li Lan, and Su Xinchun 32. Loanwords Miao Ruiqin 33. Mandarin Shi Dingxu 34. Mandarin and Other Sinitic Languages Hilary Chappell and Li Lan 35. Metaphor in Chinese: Cognition, Culture and Society Zhuo Jing-Schmidt 36. Modern Chinese: Written Chinese Feng Shengli 37. Poetic Prosody Feng Shengli 38. Psycholinguistics: Reading Chinese Liang Tao and Alice F. Healy 39. Semantic Change in Chinese Janet Zhiqun Xing 40. Standard Chinese Shi Dingxu 41. Syntax Li Yafei 42. Wade-Giles Romanization System Karen Steffen Chung
Chan Sin-wai is Professor at the Department of Translation, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
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