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Chu-Ren Huang, Dingxu Shi, Jerome Packard, Audrey Y. H. Li, Sze-Wing Tang, Haihua Pan, Po Lun Peppina Lee, Kathleen Ahrens, Stephen Matthews, Virginia Yip, Shi-Zhe Huang, Jing Jin, Marie-Claude Paris, Yung-O Biq, Jingxia Lin, Chaofen Sun, Weidong Zhan, Xiaojing Bai, Hilary Chappell, Yan Jiang, Shu-ing Shyu, Shui Duen Chan
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  • Date Published: March 2016
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521181051

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  • 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
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    'This excellent grammar book as a whole provides a comprehensive description of the Chinese language in use and constitutes a new landmark that will be critical for future empirical research on Chinese. It is certainly a useful reference book that will help not only researchers in encouraging descriptive and theoretical linguists to conduct research in creative ways but also language learners and teachers to navigate the complexity of learning and teaching of Chinese.' Guozhen Peng, Journal of Chinese Language and Discourse

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    • Date Published: March 2016
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521181051
    • length: 611 pages
    • dimensions: 247 x 175 x 27 mm
    • weight: 1.22kg
    • contains: 3 b/w illus. 9 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Preliminaries Chu-Ren Huang and Dingxu Shi
    2. Syntactic overview Dingxu Shi and Chu-Ren Huang
    3. Lexical word formation Jerome Packard
    4. Verbs and verb phrases Audrey Y. H. Li
    5. Aspectual system Sze-Wing Tang
    6. Negation Haihua Pan, Po Lun Peppina Lee and Chu-Ren Huang
    7. Classifiers Kathleen Ahrens and Chu-Ren Huang
    8. Nouns and nominal phrases Dingxu Shi
    9. Relative constructions Stephen Matthews and Virginia Yip
    10. Adjectives and adjective phrases Shi-Zhe Huang, Jing Jin and Dingxu Shi
    11. Comparison Marie-Claude Paris and Dingxu Shi
    12. Adverbs Yung-O Biq and Chu-Ren Huang
    13. Prepositions and preposition phrases Jingxia Lin and Chaofen Sun
    14. Sentence types Weidong Zhan and Xiaojing Bai
    15. Major non-canonical clause types ba and bei Hilary Chappell and Dingxu Shi
    16. Deixis and anaphora Yan Jiang
    17. Information structure Shu-ing Shyu
    Appendix. Punctuations Shui Duen Chan.

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  • Editors

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

    Dingxu Shi, 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.

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    Chu-Ren Huang, Dingxu Shi, Jerome Packard, Audrey Y. H. Li, Sze-Wing Tang, Haihua Pan, Po Lun Peppina Lee, Kathleen Ahrens, Stephen Matthews, Virginia Yip, Shi-Zhe Huang, Jing Jin, Marie-Claude Paris, Yung-O Biq, Jingxia Lin, Chaofen Sun, Weidong Zhan, Xiaojing Bai, Hilary Chappell, Yan Jiang, Shu-ing Shyu, Shui Duen Chan

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