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Author: Jerry Norman
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1988.
Series: Cambridge language surveys.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This general introduction to the study of Chinese traces the language's history from its beginnings in the second millennium B.C. to the present, and provides a clear picture of the contemporary language and its sociolinguistic status. Chinese, in its numerous dialects, has more speakers than any other language in the modern world, and this vast extension in time and space brings to its study an exceptional  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Norman, Jerry, 1936-2012.
Chinese.
Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1988
(DLC) 87006570
(OCoLC)15629375
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jerry Norman
ISBN: 0521228093 9780521228091 9780521296533 0521296536 1139927051 9781139927055 1139929909 9781139929905
OCLC Number: 798792486
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 292 pages) : illustrations.
Series Title: Cambridge language surveys.
Responsibility: Jerry Norman.

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This general introduction to the study of Chinese traces the language's history from its beginnings in the second millennium B.C. to the present, and provides a clear picture of the contemporary language and its sociolinguistic status. Chinese, in its numerous dialects, has more speakers than any other language in the modern world, and this vast extension in time and space brings to its study an exceptional complexity. Nevertheless, Norman's crisp organization and lucid elegance make this extraordinary range of material easily accessible even to those with an elementary understanding of linguistics. Chinese includes information on the genetic and typological connections of the language, the writing system, the classical and early vernacular tongues, the modern language and non-standard dialects, and the history of linguistic reform in China.

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