A vivid commentary on Jewish survival and Jewish speech communities that will be enjoyed by the general reader, and is essential reading for students and researchers interested in the study of Middle Eastern languages, Jewish studies, and sociolinguistics.
Han Jiantang provides an accessible, illustrated introduction to the fascinating
history and development of the written Chinese language, from pictograms
painted on rocks and pottery and ancient inscriptions to the refined art of
calligraphy and the characters in use today. Chinese Characters will appeal to
readers looking for an introduction to the rich but complex Chinese language and
to all those interested in the relationship between language and culture.