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LINGUIST List 17.1923

Fri Jun 30 2006

Books: Language Description: Lin

Editor for this issue: Maria Moreno-Rollins <marialinguistlist.org>


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        1.    Ulrich Lueders, A Grammar of Mandarin Chinese: Lin


Message 1: A Grammar of Mandarin Chinese: Lin
Date: 28-Jun-2006
From: Ulrich Lueders <lincom.europat-online.de>
Subject: A Grammar of Mandarin Chinese: Lin


Title: A Grammar of Mandarin Chinese
Series Title: Languages of the World/Materials 344
Published: 2006
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
                http://www.lincom.at

Author: Hua Lin, University of Victoria
Paperback: ISBN: 3895866423 Pages: 200 Price: Europe EURO 56.90
Abstract:

Mandarin Chinese is the official language in China, Taiwan and Singapore,
and the language with the largest number of native speakers. In recent
years, Mandarin usage has spread even further: it is now taught in most
schools in Hong Kong, and with the influx of immigrants to the West from
China and Taiwan, many parts of the world including Canada, the United
States, Australia, and Europe have seen a steady increase in the number of
speakers. Mandarin is not a homogeneous language; any grammar that tries
to describe it needs to select one region as its focus. In this book, the
focus will be on Mandarin as is spoken in its motherland of Northern China,
especially the Chinese capital of Beijing.

The book will begin by an introduction to the geographic characteristics,
dialects and historical development of the language. This will be followed
by Mandarin phonetics and phonology. Topics covered include the syllable,
tones, the consonants, the vowels, the glides and, more importantly, how
these interact to create the sound structure of the language. A description
of the morphology will follow, addressing special features of the language
in terms of compounding, reduplication, word stress, and disyllabicity.
The remainder of the book will be devoted to Mandarin syntax. It will first
outline the major parts of speech and the major types of phrases; then it
will focus on some salient syntactic features, including the topic-comment
structure, the serial-verb construction, and the de- construction. The book
will end with two sample texts, each accompanied by interlinear translation
and free translation.

Linguistic Field(s): Language Description

Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin (cmn)

Written In: English (eng )

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http://linguistlist.org/get-book.html?BookID=20080


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