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This reference grammar provides, for the first time, a description of the grammar of "Mandarin Chinese", the official spoken language of China and Taiwan, in functional terms, focusing on the role and meanings of word-level and sentence-level structures in actual conversations.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780520066106
ISBN-10: 0520066103
Format: Paperback
(222mm x 149mm x 44mm)
Pages: 720
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 20-Apr-1989
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Charles N. Li

Charles N. Li is Professor of Linguistics and Chairperson, Linguistics Department, University of California, Santa Barbara. Sandra A. Thompson is Professor of Linguistics, University of California, Santa Barbara.

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