A Reference Grammar of Chinese

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A Reference Grammar of Chinese by Chu-Ren Huang and Dingxu Shi

A Reference Grammar of Chinese is a comprehensive and up-to-date guide to the linguistic structure of Chinese, covering all of the important linguistic features of the language and incorporating insights gained from research in Chinese linguistics over the past thirty years. With contributions from twenty-two leading Chinese linguists, this authoritative guide uses large-scale corpora to provide authentic examples based on actual language use.

The accompanying online example databases ensure that a wide range of exemplars are readily available and also allow for new usages to be updated. This design offers a new paradigm for a reference grammar where generalizations can be cross-checked with additional examples and also provide resources for both linguistic studies and language learning.

Featuring bilingual term lists, this reference grammar helps readers to access relevant literature in both English and Chinese and is an invaluable reference for learners, teachers and researchers in Chinese linguistics and language processing.

  • Chapters are written by leading Chinese linguists 
  • Material is data-driven and corpus-based, meaning examples incorporate authentic contemporary Chinese
  •  Accompanying example database and citation database ensures the material remains relevant and up to date

A Reference Grammar of Chinese: About the Editors

Chu-Ren Huang is Chair Professor of Applied Chinese Language Studies at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Dingxu Shi is a Chair Professor of Chinese Linguistics at the Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

  • Language

    Chinese (Mandarin)

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  • Book Dimensions

    17.4 x 2.7 x 24.7 cm

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  • Book Publication Date

    Mar 31 2016

  • Book Publisher

    Cambridge University Press

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