E-books: Languages of Asia

  • Korean: A Comprehensive Grammar book cover

    Korean

    A Comprehensive Grammar, 2nd Edition

    By Jaehoon Yeon, Lucien Brown

    Korean: A Comprehensive Grammar is a reference to Korean grammar, and presents a thorough overview of the language, concentrating on the real patterns of use in modern Korean. The book moves from the alphabet and pronunciation through morphology and word classes to a detailed analysis of sentence…

    eBook – 2019-06-25
    Routledge

  • 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

  • Translation and Literature in East Asia: Between Visibility and Invisibility book cover

    Translation and Literature in East Asia

    Between Visibility and Invisibility, 1st Edition

    By Jieun Kiaer, Jennifer Guest, Xiaofan Amy Li

    Translation and Literature in East Asia: Between Visibility and Invisibility explores the issues involved in translation between Chinese, Japanese and Korean, as well as from these languages into European languages, with an eye to comparing the cultures of translation within East Asia and tracking…

    eBook – 2019-05-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in East Asian Translation

  • 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

  • The Routledge Course in Business Chinese book cover

    The Routledge Course in Business Chinese

    2nd Edition

    By Qinghai Chen, Qiuli Levin, Kening Li, Le Tang

    • Fourth-year language learning or above in preparation for real-life business situations各专业学生汉语四年级(或以上)适用 • Timeless business topics ranging from frequently occurring business activities, economic systems and phenomena, to issues of broad interest使用通用商务题材确保教材长期相对稳定 • Simulated real-world tasks…

    eBook – 2019-04-12
    Routledge

  • 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

  • The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Applied Linguistics book cover

    The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Applied Linguistics

    1st Edition

    Edited by Chu-Ren Huang, Zhuo Jing-Schmidt, Barbara Meisterernst

    The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Applied Linguistics is written for those wanting to acquire comprehensive knowledge of China, the diaspora and the Sino-sphere communities through Chinese language. It examines how Chinese language is used in different contexts, and how the use of Chinese language…

    eBook – 2019-03-11
    Routledge

  • Translating Chinese Art and Modern Literature book cover

    Translating Chinese Art and Modern Literature

    1st Edition

    By Yifeng Sun, Chris Song

    Translating Chinese Art and Modern Literature examines issues in cross-cultural dialogue in connection with translation and modern Chinese art and literature from interdisciplinary perspectives. This comprises the text-image dialogue in the context of Chinese modernity, and cross-cultural…

    eBook – 2019-02-25
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Chinese Translation

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