Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar Workbook

This second edition also offers a revised and expanded selection of exercises including new task-based exercises.

Author: Claudia Ross

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131765403X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 354

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Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar Workbook is a book of exercises and language tasks for all learners of Mandarin Chinese. Divided into two sections, the Workbook initially provides exercises based on essential grammatical structures, and moves on to practice everyday functions such as making introductions, apologizing and expressing needs. With an extensive answer key at the back to enable students to check on their progress, main features include: exercises at various levels of challenge for a broad range of learners cross-referencing to the related Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar a comprehensive index to exercises alphabetically arranged in terms of structures, functions, and key Chinese structure vocabulary. This second edition also offers a revised and expanded selection of exercises including new task-based exercises. Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar Workbook is ideal for all learners of Mandarin Chinese, from beginner to intermediate and advanced students. It can be used both independently and alongside the Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar (978-0-415-82714-0), which is also published by Routledge.

Complete Modern Chinese Grammar

This book provides questions and answers for the first half of the grammar taught in Complete Modern Chinese grammar - Beginner to Intermediate.

Author: Paul C Brown

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781909601031

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 166

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This book provides questions and answers for the first half of the grammar taught in Complete Modern Chinese grammar - Beginner to Intermediate. The grammar is sufficient to pass HSK 1, 2 and 3. In addition, the main aim of this book is to get students to use Mandarin for both speaking and writing. The methodology considers repetition as a core requisite to remember and thus use Mandarin both effectively and accurately. There are 70 units, and each unit contains relevant questions both directly pertaining to that unit as well as previous ones. There is a constant focus on using newly obtained knowledge and previous knowledge to build up a thorough understanding of how and when to use Mandarin. Naturally, throughout the units, students should note that all the words that are taught are to be learned, thus they can facilitate a reasonably robust vocabulary. By the end of book 1, all students will have a solid foundation with which to increase knowledge of basic Mandarin. Moreover, students will undoubtedly be able to communicate with native Chinese people in a standard and practical way.

Complete Modern Chinese Grammar Beginner to Intermediate

Who is this book for? This book is for anyone wishing to learn how to use Chinese for speaking, reading and writing.

Author: Paul C. Brown

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781909601055

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 210

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A word from the author: Having spent years trying to learn Chinese the traditional way, I quickly realised that the logic behind it was not suitable for me. Therefore, as a teacher I have spent the last 5 years designing a series of Chinese grammar books that allow a native-born English speaker to go from English grammar to Chinese, rather than the traditional way of starting from Chinese grammar and then relating it to English grammar. In this way, a native-born English speaker, who thinks in English, can learn to translate from English to Chinese using this style of learning. Who is this book for? This book is for anyone wishing to learn how to use Chinese for speaking, reading and writing. The information contained within this book is enough to pass HSK 3, but the book itself is designed to get non-native speakers to use Chinese effectively on a day-to-day basis. You might want to send messages, write emails, conduct in-depth conversations, or give presentations in Chinese. If so, then the beginner to intermediate edition provides all the grammar needed to communicate with native Chinese people about everyday issues. How to use the book: The book is divided into 140 units, and after every 7 units there is a summary page that can be used to review what has been studied. With this book, students will start learning simple nouns, then simple sentences and finally finishing on intermediate level structures. The tenses that are taught are 'present simple, present continuous, future simple and past simple'. In other words, by the end of the book, students should be able to talk and write about the past, present and future. In fact, there is enough information contained within that students should be able to live and work in China without fear of making any mistakes or not being able to communicate an everyday idea or opinion.

Complete Modern Chinese Grammar

This is because each unit focuses on a specific grammar point, and asks questions related to that grammar point as well as previous grammar points, but in different ways. The questions mainly consist of translating from English to Chinese.

Author: Paul C Brown

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781909601079

Category:

Page: 210

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Book 3 (Intermediate - Advanced) provides students with essential knowledge of Chinese grammar to learn more everyday Mandarin at HSK levels 3, 4 and 5. The book is carefully balanced so that students can progress from one unit to the next without encountering any issues with understanding. This is because each unit focuses on a specific grammar point, and asks questions related to that grammar point as well as previous grammar points, but in different ways. The questions mainly consist of translating from English to Chinese. Additionally, there are exercises that are designed to enhance vocabulary and logic related to the language. By the end of book 3, students will have gained a sizeable vocabulary and an intermediate - advanced level of understanding of how to construct and use Mandarin in everyday situations as well as for more specific topics. Moreover, students will be able to discuss matters in the present, past and future without any issues. It is important to note that this series of books is focused on getting students used to using Mandarin to speak with native Chinese people as well as read and write Mandarin without fear of making rudimentary mistakes.

Modern Chinese Grammar

Presents a unique description of lexis and syntax of Chinese Examines the influence of Western languages on Mandarin Chinese A classic work on Chinese grammar by one of the most distinguished Chinese linguists

Author: Li Wang

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781032319520

Category: Chinese language

Page: 264

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Focusing on the fundamental grammatical units and construction in modern Chinese, the title is the first volume of a classic on modern Chinese grammar by Wang Li, one of the most distinguished Chinese linguists. Based on the corpus of two classic Chinese novels and being part of a four-volume set that describes the various linguistic patterns of modern Chinese grammar, this volume first distinguishes Chinese characters from words, categorizes them into different word classes and discusses the different word classes according to the number of syllables. Complex structures are then classified and elaborated, which include phrases, sentences and various grammatical constructions, such as those of optative, causative, disposal, passive, annex and retrenched. Drawing on Otto Jespersen's theory, the author applies the notion of rank to construct a new framework for Chinese grammar. Including a wide variety of examples and analysis, this book is a must read for both Chinese language learners as well as researchers and students studying Chinese linguistics and modern Chinese grammar.

The Establishment of Modern Chinese Grammar

( Modern Chinese ) Mama yijing zuo - hao fan le . mother already make - complete meal Prt . “ My mother has already prepared a meal . ” In addition to the three aspect markers , this group also includes several other monosyllabic ...

Author: Yuzhi Shi

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027230621

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 286

View: 916

This book investigates historical motivations for the emergence of the resultative construction in Chinese from the following four aspects: (a) disyllabification, (b)adjacent context, (c) semantic integrity, and (d) frequency of co-occurence of a pair of verb and resultative. The author also addresses a series of grammatical changes and innovations caused by the formation of this resultative construction, such as the development of aspect, mood, verb reduplication, the new predicate structure, the disposal construction, the passive construction, the verb copying construction, and the new topicalization construction, all of which together shape the grammatical system of Modern Chinese. The present analysis raises and discusses a number of theoretical issues that are meaningful to various linguistic disciplines like pragmatics, discourse analysis, grammaticalization, and general historical linguistics.

Complete Modern Chinese Grammar Intermediate to Advanced

Who is this book for? This book is for anyone wishing to learn how to use Chinese for speaking, reading and writing.

Author: Paul C. Brown

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781909601062

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 236

View: 724

A word from the author: Having spent years trying to learn Mandarin the traditional way, I quickly realised that the logic behind it was not suitable for me. Therefore, as a teacher I have spent the last 5 years designing a Chinese grammar book which allows a native-born English speaker to go from English grammar to Mandarin, rather than the traditional way of starting from Chinese grammar and then relating it to English grammar. In this way, a native-English speaker, who thinks in English, can learn to translate from English to Mandarin using this style of learning. Who is this book for? This book is for anyone wishing to learn how to use Chinese for speaking, reading and writing. The information contained within beginner to intermediate and intermediate to advanced is enough to pass HSK 5, but the books themselves are designed to get non-native speakers to actually use Mandarin on a day-to-day basis. You might want to send messages, write emails, conduct in-depth conversations, or give presentations in Mandarin. If so, then the intermediate to advanced edition provides all the grammar needed to communicate with native Chinese people about any issue, from everyday to more serious and specific. How to use the book: The book is divided into 140 units, and after every 7 units there is a summary page that can be used to review what has been studied. With this book, students can add depth and weight to their spoken and written Mandarin. If students do not have a basic grasp of Chinese grammar, then the beginner to intermediate edition is recommended before commencement of this book. By the end of this book, students should be able to talk and write to an intermediate and advanced level. Students will certainly be able to sit HSK 5 test and feel confident of passing.

Modern German Grammar

Announcing an innovative, new, practical reference grammar, combining traditional and function-based grammar in a single volume. It is the ideal reference grammar at advanced secondary level and above.

Author: Ruth Whittle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134859147

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 919

View: 544

Announcing an innovative, new, practical reference grammar, combining traditional and function-based grammar in a single volume. It is the ideal reference grammar at advanced secondary level and above.


The History of Modern Chinese Grammar Studies

Theoretically it combines features of both the first and the second school, but its most important feature is that it was the first comprehensive grammar of Modern Chinese. After its publication, it immediately became the standard ...

Author: Peter Peverelli

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3662465043

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 204

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This book discusses the way Chinese scholars developed a national grammar. Chinese didn’t develop grammar until China’s contact with Western grammar books in the 19th Century. The first indigenous grammar was published in 1889. It included some traditional notions, but mainly imitated European grammar. It was followed by a number of other similar works. To move away from this imitation, a group of grammarians started to look into the Chinese tradition of commenting on classics. This led to a variety of alternative grammars. After the war, Western linguistics started to gain influence in China. With the establishment of the PRC in 1949, efforts began to have a standard grammar adopted nationwide. The first attempt at such a grammar was published in 1956. This book spans the period 1898 – 1956.This book combines historiography and linguistics to distinguish different periods in the timespan covered. It shows how the development of a national grammar cannot be studied separately from language policies and discussions on the national language. The description of each period includes a general introduction of the relevant events in that period and a treatment of the major works of grammar.