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LINGUIST List 20.989

Fri Mar 20 2009

Books: General Linguistics: Walls, Walls

Editor for this issue: Fatemeh Abdollahi <fatemehlinguistlist.org>


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        1.    Daniel Davies, Using Chinese: Walls, Walls

Message 1: Using Chinese: Walls, Walls
Date: 20-Mar-2009
From: Daniel Davies <ddaviescambridge.org>
Subject: Using Chinese: Walls, Walls
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Title: Using Chinese
Subtitle: A Guide to Contemporary Usage
Published: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://us.cambridge.org

Author: Yvonne Li Walls
Author: Jan W. Walls
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521785655 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 34.99 Comment: Disc.: $27.99
Abstract:

This is a guide to Chinese usage for students who have already acquired the
basics of the language and wish to extend their knowledge. Unlike
conventional grammars, it addresses many aspects of Chinese language usage,
such as letter writing, idioms, proverbs, and riddles. It also provides new
and recent words, including internet vocabulary, which enables students to
understand and properly use the most up-to-date expressions alongside
everyday language. Useful sections on common social interactions are
included, along with an invaluable guide to the finer nuances of body
language. Clear, readable, and easy to consult, this is an essential
reference for learners seeking access to one of the world's most important
languages.

2009/304 pp.

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Written In: English (eng )

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