History

The Languages of China

Author: S. Robert Ramsey

Publisher: Princeton University Press

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Category: History

Page: 366

View: 300

The description for this book, The Languages of China, will be forthcoming.
Religion

Protestant Bible Translation and Mandarin as the National Language of China

Author: George Kam Wah Mak

Publisher: BRILL

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Category: Religion

Page: 427

View: 529

Looking into the translation, publication, circulation and use of the Mandarin Bible, this book examines the relationship between Protestant Bible translation and the development of Mandarin into the national language of China during the late Qing and Republican era.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Plurality and Classifiers across Languages in China

Author: Dan Xu

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 295

View: 724

Plural marking, numeral classifiers and reduplication constitute the main means of quantification marking in the domain of grammar. The contributions in this book focus on the typological correlation between the three different strategies for quantification, as well as on some general issues. A better understanding of the quantification strategies in the languages of China will enrich our comprehension of human language and thought. The book is expected to have an impact on the study of linguistic typology, language contact, and patterns of the evolution.
China

The Languages of China

Author: S. Robert Ramsey

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: China

Page: 340

View: 295

The Description for this book, The Languages of China, will be forthcoming.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Ethnic Minority Languages in China

Author: Qingsheng Zhou

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 468

View: 386

This book describes and analyzes the situation of minority languages in China.
Foreign Language Study

The Languages of Japan

Author: Masayoshi Shibatani

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN:

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 432

View: 668

A survey of the two main indigenous languages of Japan includes the most comprehensive study of the polysynthetic Ainu language yet to appear in English as well as a comprehensive analysis of Japanese linguistics.
Language Arts & Disciplines

An Introduction to the Languages of the World

Author: Anatole Lyovin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 536

View: 152

Unique in scope, An Introduction to the Languages of the World introduces linguistics students to the variety of world's languages. Students will gain familiarity with concepts such as sound change, lexical borrowing, diglossia, and language diffusion, and the rich variety of linguistic structure in word order, morphological types, grammatical relations, gender, inflection, and derivation. It offers the opportunity to explore structures of varying and fascinating languages even with no prior acquaintance. A chapter is devoted to each of the world's continents, with in-depth analyses of representative languages of Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania, and America, and separate chapters cover writing systems and pidgins and creoles. Each chapter contains exercises and recommendations for further reading. New to this edition are eleven original maps as well as sections on sign languages and language death and revitalization. For greater readability, basic language facts are now organized in tables, and language samples follow international standards for phonetic transcription and word-by-word glossing. There is an instructor's manual available for registered instructors on the book's companion website.
Language Arts & Disciplines

The Languages of East and Southeast Asia

Author: Cliff Goddard

Publisher: OUP Oxford

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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

View: 798

This book introduces readers to the remarkable linguistic diversity of East and Southeast Asia. It contains wide-ranging and accessible discussions of every important aspect of the languages of the region, including word origins, cultural key words, tones and sounds, language families and typology, key syntactic structures, writing systems, and communicative styles. Students of linguistics will welcome the book's treatments of celebrated East Asian features such as classifiers, serial verb constructions, tones, topic-prominence, and honorifics. It shows students of particular Asian languages how their language fits structurally and culturally into the regional language mosaic. With its exercises, solutions, glossary, and many fascinating cases and insights, the book is an ideal introduction to descriptive and field linguistics. Cliff Goddard writes with great clarity and an eye for interesting examples. His book will appeal to all those with a serious interest in the languages and cultures of the region.
Foreign Language Study

The Language of the Sangleys

Author: Henning Klöter

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN:

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 459

View: 179

An incisive, multi-faceted study of a Spanish-Chinese manuscript grammar of the seventeenth century, The Language of the Sangleys presents a fascinating, new chapter in the history of Chinese and general linguistics.