Et the tone of an utterance I may be using passages from the last chapter on Chinese neologisms from the Internet for my Introduction to Linguistics class Recommended. Ry sources such as internet news reports social networks like Sino Weibo online forums and TV reality shows offering fascinating perspectives on modern Chinese media culture and society Pioneering coverage of Chinese new words and the social phenomena they reveal Additional exercises and four supplementary chapters covering Chinese syllables idioms discourse and culture available for free download at ttp wwwroutledgecombooksdetails97804Written by a ighly experienced instructor researcher and linguist.
Certain parts of the book were dull but overall a nice read to learn about the basics of language s structure Chris Shei did a great job on this up to date introduc. Understanding the Chinese Language provides a vibrant and comprehensive introduction to contemporary Chinese linguistics Combining an accessible style with an in depth treatment of the topics at and it uses clear full descriptions and vivid modern examples to systematically take students through the phonology vocabulary grammar discourse structures and pragmatics of modern Chinese No prior knowledge of Chinese or linguistics is reuiredFeatures includeSix detailed chapters covering the core linguistic.
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