A Linguistic Introduction
By (author) Chaofen Sun
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Chinese by Chaofen Sun
Book DescriptionChinese is spoken by more people than any other language in the world, and has a rich social, cultural and historical background. This book is a comprehensive guide to the linguistic structure of Chinese, providing an accessible introduction to each of the key areas. It describes the fundamentals of its writing system, its pronunciation and tonal sound system, its morphology (how words are structured), and its syntax (how sentences are formed) - as well as its historical development, and the diverse ways in which it interacts with other languages. Setting the discussion of all aspects of Chinese firmly within the context of the language in use, Chinese: A Linguistic Introduction will be of great benefit to learners wishing to extend their knowledge and competence in the language, and their teachers. It will also be a useful starting point for students of linguistics beginning work on the structure of this major world language.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521530828
(228mm x 152mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 7-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Chaofen Sun
Oxford Handbook of Chinese Linguistics, Hardback (April 2015)
This is the first Handbook on Chinese linguistics which offers a broad and comprehensive coverage of the entire field from a multi-disciplinary perspective. All chapters are contributed by leading scholars in their respective areas.
Chinese, Hardback (September 2006)» View all books by Chaofen Sun
A comprehensive introduction to the linguistic structure of Chinese, looking at its writing system, pronunciation, grammar and historical development.
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Author Biography - Chaofen Sun
Chaofen Sun is Associate Professor of Chinese in the Department of Asian Languages, Stanford University, California.
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