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Chinese.

Author: Jerry Norman
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge Univ. Pr., 1988.
Series: Cambridge language surveys.
Edition/Format:   Print book : ReprintView all editions and formats
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This general introduction to the study of the Chinese language traces its history from its beginings in the second millennium BC to the present day and provides a clear picture of the contemporary  Read more...

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Genre/Form: 0 Gesamtdarstellung
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jerry Norman
ISBN: 0521228093 9780521228091 0521296536 9780521296533
OCLC Number: 246659509
Description: XI, 292 Seiten.
Contents: Preface; Major chronological divisions of Chinese history; 1. Introduction; 2. The historical phonology of Chinese; 3. The Chinese script; 4. The classical and literary languages; 5. The rise development of the written vernacular; 6. The modern standard language I; 7. The modern standard language II; 8. Dialectal variation in North and Central China; 9. The dialects of the Southeast; 10. Language and society; Notes; References; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge language surveys.

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"...Norman's Chinese fills a lacuna as a much-needed introduction to the Chinese language. It is useful for the scholar seeking some overall knowledge of the phonology, syntax, genetic relationship, Read more...

 
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