E-books: Languages of Asia

  • The Korean Verb - Structured and Complete book cover

    The Korean Verb - Structured and Complete

    1st Edition

    By Dick Grune, Seongyeon Cho

    The Korean Verb - Structured and Complete provides an in-depth, systematic, and structured presentation of the Korean verb and its verb forms, a notoriously complex area for learners of the language. The book presents learners with a method that simplifies the forming and understanding of Korean…

    eBook – 2019-11-19
    Routledge

  • Prosodic Studies: Challenges and Prospects book cover

    Prosodic Studies

    Challenges and Prospects, 1st Edition

    Edited by Hongming Zhang, Youyong Qian

    Prosody is one of the core components of language and speech, indicating information about syntax, turn-taking in conversation, types of utterances, such as questions or statements, as well as speakers' attitudes and feelings. This edited volume takes studies in prosody on Asian languages as well…

    eBook – 2019-09-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Chinese Linguistics

  • Prominence and Locality in Grammar: The Syntax and Semantics of Wh-Questions and Reflexives book cover

    Prominence and Locality in Grammar

    The Syntax and Semantics of Wh-Questions and Reflexives, 1st Edition

    By Jianhua Hu

    This book challenges the current consensus on the analysis of wh-questions and reflexives from the perspective of the syntax-semantics interface. An integrated approach incorporating analyses of the interaction between different levels of linguistic knowledge is proposed. It argues that the…

    eBook – 2019-06-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Chinese Linguistics

  • Focus Manifestation in Mandarin Chinese and Cantonese: A Comparative Perspective book cover

    Focus Manifestation in Mandarin Chinese and Cantonese

    A Comparative Perspective, 1st Edition

    By Peppina Po-lun Lee

    One prominent function of natural language is to convey information. One peculiarity is that it does not do so randomly, but in a structured way, with information structuring formally recognized to be a component of grammar. Among all information structuring notions, focus is one primitive needed…

    eBook – 2019-05-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Chinese Linguistics

  • Interaction in Mandarin Chinese and English as a Multilingua Franca: Context, Practice, and Perception book cover

    Interaction in Mandarin Chinese and English as a Multilingua Franca

    Context, Practice, and Perception, 1st Edition

    By Weihua Zhu

    Interaction in Mandarin Chinese and English as a Multilingua Franca: Context, Practice, and Perception proposes a model of context, practice, and perception and raises awareness of the importance of understanding language use and perception in context in order to avoid intercultural communication…

    eBook – 2019-05-10
    Routledge

  • Social Changes and Yuwen Education in Post-Mao China: Control, Conformity and Contradiction book cover

    Social Changes and Yuwen Education in Post-Mao China

    Control, Conformity and Contradiction, 1st Edition

    By Min Tao

    Inspired by the author’s observations of the language curriculum as a practising teacher for the past 20 years, this book addresses how the high school Chinese language and literacy (Yuwen) curriculum in China was controlled and directed in the post-Mao era. Examining the social and political…

    eBook – 2019-05-07
    Routledge
    Education and Society in China

  • Classroom Research on Chinese as a Second Language book cover

    Classroom Research on Chinese as a Second Language

    1st Edition

    Edited by Fangyuan Yuan, Shuai Li

    This collection brings together a series of empirical studies on topics surrounding classrooms of Chinese as a second language (L2) by drawing on a range of theoretical frameworks, methodological strategies, and pedagogical perspectives. Over the past two decades, research on classroom-based second…

    eBook – 2019-04-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Language Education

  • The Grammar of Chinese Characters: Productive Knowledge of Formal Patterns in an Orthographic System book cover

    The Grammar of Chinese Characters

    Productive Knowledge of Formal Patterns in an Orthographic System, 1st Edition

    By James Myers

    Anybody who reads or writes Chinese characters knows that they obey a grammar of sorts: though numerous, they are built out of a much smaller set of constituents, often interpretable in meaning or pronunciation, that are themselves built out of an even smaller set of strokes. This book goes far…

    eBook – 2019-04-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in East Asian Linguistics

  • Cantonese as a Second Language: Issues, Experiences and Suggestions for Teaching and Learning book cover

    Cantonese as a Second Language

    Issues, Experiences and Suggestions for Teaching and Learning, 1st Edition

    Edited by John C. Wakefield

    Cantonese is a language from southern China that is spoken by roughly 70 million people worldwide. It is the language of Hong Kong cinema and has traditionally been the most prominent language spoken in Chinatowns around the world. People choose to learn Cantonese for a variety of social and…

    eBook – 2019-04-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Applied Linguistics

  • Lexical Ontological Semantics book cover

    Lexical Ontological Semantics

    1st Edition

    By Guoxiang Wu, Yulin Yuan

    Lexical Ontological Semantics introduces ontological methods into lexical semantic studies with the aim of giving impetus to various fields of endeavours which envision and model the semantic network of a language. Lexical ontological semantics (LOS) provides a cognition-based…

    eBook – 2019-02-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Chinese Linguistics

  • The Sinitic Languages: A Contribution to Sinological Linguistics book cover

    The Sinitic Languages

    A Contribution to Sinological Linguistics, 1st Edition

    By Mieczysław Jerzy Künstler

    The Sinitic Languages is the quintessence of Mieczysław Jerzy Künstler’s thirty years of research into the Chinese languages. Originally published in Polish in 2000 as Języki chińskie, this work collected Künstler’s various lectures on the fascinating world of this branch of the Sino-Tibetan…

    eBook – 2019-02-04
    Routledge
    Collectanea Serica. New Series

  • A Discourse Analysis of News Translation in China book cover

    A Discourse Analysis of News Translation in China

    1st Edition

    By Liang Xia

    A Discourse Analysis of News Translation in China offers hitherto underexplored inroads into Chinese media through insider perspectives on a unique Chinese newspaper, Cankao Xiaoxia which not only is the largest circulating newspaper in China but is also unique in that its news consists entirely of…

    eBook – 2019-01-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Chinese Translation

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