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DeFrancis, John 1911-2009

Overview
Works: 133 works in 761 publications in 6 languages and 14,172 library holdings
Genres: Conversation and phrase books  Dictionaries  Readers (Publications)  Textbooks  Reference works  Phrase books  History  Quotations  Terms and phrases  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Translator, Creator, Author of introduction
Classifications: PL1171, 495.1321
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Most widely held works about John DeFrancis
 
Most widely held works by John DeFrancis
The Chinese language : fact and fantasy by John DeFrancis( )

32 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 2,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visible speech : the diverse oneness of writing systems by John DeFrancis( )

13 editions published in 1989 in English and Spanish and held by 1,845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Visible Speech is an attempt to set the record straight about the nature of writing. John DeFrancis, a noted specialist in the Chinese language, shows that writing can be based only upon a sound system and not upon any other linguistic level. He corrects the erroneous views of Chinese writing as pictographic, ideographic, logographic, or morphemic, and defends his conclusion that because of these misrepresentations, the nature of all writing continues to be misunderstood."--Jacket
In the footsteps of Genghis Khan by John DeFrancis( )

8 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the mid-1930s, the author and a companion travel through the Gobi desert and through down the Yellow River. Along the way the encounter Muslim warlords and the Chinese Communists near the end of the Long March
ABC Chinese-English dictionary : alphabetically based computerized by John DeFrancis( Book )

32 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An alphabetically-ordered and Pinyin computerized dictionary. It includes: alphabetically-arranged entries, which offer a quick way to look up a term whose ponunciation is known; use of PRC lexicographical developments regarding selection of terms and rules or orthography; and an indication of the relative frequency of homographic entries based on frequency data from the PRC and Taiwan
Chinese social history; translations of selected studies by E-tu Zen Sun( Book )

25 editions published between 1956 and 1973 in English and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning Chinese by John DeFrancis( Book )

21 editions published between 1946 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nationalism and language reform in China by John DeFrancis( Book )

36 editions published between 1950 and 1972 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ABC Chinese-English comprehensive dictionary : alphabetically based computerized by John DeFrancis( Book )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and Chinese and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Chinese-English dictionary that provides definitions and usage and grammatical information for thousands of words and phrases from each language
Beginning Chinese reader by John DeFrancis( Book )

36 editions published between 1966 and 1977 in 3 languages and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Character text for Beginning Chinese by John DeFrancis( Book )

53 editions published between 1963 and 1978 in English and Chinese and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning Chinese by John DeFrancis( Book )

45 editions published between 1946 and 1976 in English and Chinese and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to spoken Pekingese or standard Mandarin, the most widely used Chinese dialect
Intermediate Chinese by John DeFrancis( Book )

34 editions published between 1964 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intermediate Chinese reader by John DeFrancis( Book )

32 editions published between 1966 and 1972 in 4 languages and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second of two volumes, part ii contains lessons 16 to 30 and short "supplementary lessons on simplified characters." These lessons, which follow the same format as those in part I, are appended by--(1) a stroke-order chart for those characters students might find difficult to write, (2) three summary charts listing characters by lesson, number of strokes, and radical, (3) a chart contrasting regular and simplified characters, and (4) charts comparing sung and ming type faces and variant forms of the same character. An index in pinyin romanization and character script gives the english gloss and text references for the new material. Both the index and the charts refer to the entire text. Part ii of this text (1,427 pages) is available for $3.75 from the publisher, yale university press, 149 york street, new haven, connecticut 06511. (jd)
Advanced Chinese by John DeFrancis( Book )

25 editions published between 1966 and 1977 in 3 languages and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Character text for Intermediate Chinese by John DeFrancis( Book )

28 editions published between 1965 and 1976 in English and Chinese and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Things Japanese in Hawaii by John DeFrancis( Book )

8 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Advanced Chinese reader by John DeFrancis( Book )

18 editions published between 1968 and 1977 in 3 languages and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotated quotations from Chairman Mao by Zedong Mao( Book )

9 editions published in 1975 in English and Chinese and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ce livre contient le texte en chinois de l'ouvrage "Les citatations du président Mao", le célèbre "Petit livre rouge de Mao", avec en regard la transcription en phonétique pinyin des caractères chinois. La seconde partie du livre est constituée par un index des mots du texte avec leur traduction en anglais
Colonialism and language policy in Viet Nam by John DeFrancis( Book )

12 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Character text for Advanced Chinese by John DeFrancis( Book )

23 editions published between 1966 and 1977 in English and Chinese and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Chinese language : fact and fantasy
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ABC Chinese-English dictionary : alphabetically based computerizedBeginning ChineseABC Chinese-English comprehensive dictionary : alphabetically based computerizedBeginning Chinese readerCharacter text for Beginning ChineseIntermediate ChineseIntermediate Chinese readerAdvanced Chinese
Alternative Names
De Francis, Johhn Francis

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Defanke, Yuehan 1911-2009

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John DeFrancis Amerikaans taalkundige (1911-2009)

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ジョン・デフランシス

德范克, 约翰 1911-2009

约翰·德范克

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