Publishing Partner: Cambridge University Press CUP Extra Publisher Login
amazon logo
More Info

New from Oxford University Press!


Evolutionary Syntax

By Ljiljana Progovac

This book "outlines novel and testable hypotheses, contains extensive examples from many different languages" and is "presented in accessible language, with more technical discussion in footnotes."

New from Cambridge University Press!


The Making of Vernacular Singapore English

By Zhiming Bao

This book "proposes a new theory of contact-induced grammatical restructuring" and "offers a new analytical approach to New English from a formal or structural perspective."

Book Information


Title: Chinese: An Essential Grammar
Written By: Yip Po-ching
Don Rimmington
Series Title: Essential Grammars

This new edition of Chinese: An Essential Grammar is an up-to-date and
concise reference guide to modern Chinese (Mandarin) grammar.

Refreshingly jargon free, it presents an accessible description of the
language, focusing on the real patterns of use today. This Grammar aims to
serve as a reference source for the learner and user of Chinese,
irrespective of level, setting out the complexities of the language in
short, readable sections.

It is ideal either for independent study or for students in schools,
colleges, universities and adult classes of all types.

Features include:
* A new chapter on paragraph development
* Chinese characters, as well as the pinyin Romanization, alongside all
* Literal and colloquial translations in English to illustrate language points
* detailed contents list and index for easy access to information
* A glossary of grammatical terms

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
Review: Not available for review. If you would like to review a book on The LINGUIST List, please login to view the AFR list.
BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin
Issue: All announcements sent out by The LINGUIST List are emailed to our subscribers and archived with the Library of Congress.
Click here to see the original emailed issue.

Format: Hardback
ISBN: 041538026X
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 240
Prices: U.S. $ 100.00

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0415372615
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 240
Prices: U.S. $ 31.95