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The Routledge Encyclopedia of the Chinese Language

Edited by: Sin-wai Chan , James Minett , Florence Li Wing Yee

Print publication date:  February  2016
Online publication date:  April  2016

Print ISBN: 9780415539708
eBook ISBN: 9781315675541
Adobe ISBN: 9781317382492

10.4324/9781315675541
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The Routledge  Encyclopedia of the Chinese Language is an invaluable resource for language learners and linguists of Chinese worldwide, those interested readers of Chinese literature and cultures, and scholars in Chinese studies. Featuring the research on the changing landscape of the Chinese language by a number of eminent academics in the field, this volume will meet the academic, linguistic and pedagogical needs of anyone interested in the Chinese language: from Sinologists to Chinese linguists, as well as teachers and learners of Chinese as a second language.

The encyclopedia explores a range of topics: from research on oracle bone and bronze inscriptions, to Chinese language acquisition, to the language of the mass media. This reference offers a guide to shifts over time in thinking about the Chinese language as well as providing an overview of contemporary themes, debates and research interests.

The editors and contributors are assisted by an editorial board comprised of the best and most experienced sinologists world-wide. The reference includes an introduction, written by the editor, which places the assembled texts in their historical and intellectual context. The Encyclopedia of the Chinese Language is destined to be valued by scholars and students as a vital research resource.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Ancient Chinese Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Cantonese Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Cantonese Romanizaton Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Chinese characters Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Chinese Idioms Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Chinese language and national identity Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Chinese language education: Teacher training Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Chinese language in a global context Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Chinese language pedagogy Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Chinese linguistics Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Chinese Linguistics: Pragmatics Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Chinese Linguistics: Semantics Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Chinese Morphology Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Chinese neologisms: Word-formation strategies in Chinese Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Chinese: Parts of Speech Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Chinese Proverbs and Popular Sayings Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Chinese Psycholinguistics Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Chinese Rhetoric Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Chinese slang Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Chinese syntax Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Chinese taboo Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Chinese xiehouyu  Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Classical Chinese Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Computational linguistics Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Corpus-based study of Chinese Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Elastic words in Chinese  Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Hakka dialect Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Hanyu Pinyin Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Hong Kong Sign Language Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Lexicography Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Lexicography in the Contemporary Period Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Loanwords Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Mandarin Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Mandarin and other Sinitic languages Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Metaphor in Chinese: Cognition, Culture, and Society Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Modern Chinese: written Chinese  Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Poetic prosody  Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Psycholinguistics: Reading Chinese Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Semantic change in Chinese Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Standard Chinese Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Syntax Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Wade–Giles Romanization system Download PDF
General_Index Download PDF
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