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The Handbook of Chinese Linguistics

The Handbook of Chinese Linguistics

Written by Hana Třísková* Huang, Cheng-Teh James., Yen-hui Audrey Li, and Andrew Simpson. The Handbook of Chinese Linguistics. N.p.: Wiley-Blackwell, 2014. Print. The reviewed volume offers a critical and well-researched overview of major topics in Chinese linguistics. It presents some of the most important results of research into Chinese...

Martin Lavicka18 Aug 2015Leave a comment

An Application of the Menzerath-Altmann Law to Contemporary Spoken Chinese

An Application of the Menzerath-Altmann Law to Contemporary Spoken Chinese

Written by Tereza Motalová ŠČIGULINSKÁ, Jana; SCHUSTEROVÁ, Denisa. An Application of the Menzerath-Altmann Law to Contemporary Spoken Chinese. Palacký University in Olomouc, First Published 2014, 129 p. ISBN 978-80-244-4192-4 The book published in 2014 under the title of The Application of the Menzerath-Altmann Law to Contemporary Spoken...

Martin Lavicka24 Jun 2015Leave a comment

A Course in Linguistics

A Course in Linguistics

Written by Denisa Shusterová CHUNG, Raung-fu. A Course in Linguistics. Cosmos Culture Ltd., First Published 2014, 255 p. ISBN 978-986-3181-46-0 The author of the book A Course in Linguistics is Raung-fu Chung, currently Chair professor in the Department of Applied English, Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology. The book was...

Martin Lavicka10 Jun 2015Leave a comment

Chinese Business Conversation

Chinese Business Conversation

Written by David Uher Slaměníková, Tereza and Guo Yiying: Chinese Business Conversation. Brno: Edika 2014, 224 pp. ISBN 978-80-266-0382-5. Chinese Business Conversation was published last year in the Brno publishing house Edika by two authors Mgr. Tereza Slaměníková, a lecturer in Chinese philology at the Department of Asian Studies,...

Martin Lavicka29 May 2015Leave a comment

Prosodic Grammar of Chinese

Prosodic Grammar of Chinese

Written by Zuzana Pospěchová Švarný, Oldřich, and David Uher. Prozodická Gramatika Čínštiny. Olomouc: Univerzita Palackého V Olomouci, 2014. The authors of the newly published book entitled Prosodic Grammar of Chinese are professor emeritus of the Palacky University prof. PhDr. Oldrich Svarny, CSc. and Mgr. David Uher, PhD., a pedagogue...

Martin Lavicka04 May 2015Leave a comment

Common Chinese Patterns

Common Chinese Patterns

Written by Lenka Matoušková Chen, Ru and Zhu, Xiaoyan. Common Chinese Patterns 330. Taipei: Shulin, 2012. 330 p. ISBN 978-957-445-476-1; 350 TWD (paperback) As it is apparent from the title, this book enumerates 330 of the most common patterns of Chinese grammar. The aim of the book is to clarify meanings of structures or collocations which are...

Martin Lavicka07 Apr 2015Leave a comment

From body to meaning in culture

From body to meaning in culture

Written by Wei-lun Lu Yu, Ning. 2009. From body to meaning in culture: Papers on cognitive semantic studies of Chinese. Amsterdam; Philadelphia: John Benjamins. This book is a deep analysis of cultural elements of body parts in the Chinese lexicon that may attract readers from various sub-disciplines of Sinology. The possible readership includes...

Martin Lavicka24 Feb 2015Leave a comment

Ideograms in Modern Chinese

Ideograms in Modern Chinese

Written by David Uher Slaměníková, Tereza: Ideogramy v moderní čínštině. Olomouc: Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci 2013, 164 s. ISBN 978-80-244-3909-9. Tereza Slaměníková’s work Ideograms in Modern Chinese represents a grammatological study, which is small in range but undoubtedly significant in its content. Unfortunately it is...

Martin Lavicka29 Nov 2014Leave a comment

Editorial Foreword to the ‘Linguistics’ Section by Dr. Suter

Editorial Foreword to the ‘Linguistics’ Section by Dr. Suter

The Linguistics section of Chinet is dedicated to linguistic research on the languages of China. This includes modern standard Chinese, contemporary varieties of Chinese, all forms of pre-modern Chinese, as well as non-Sinitic languages spoken on the territory of present-day China and along its borders. Chinet concentrates on research in...

Martin Lavicka22 Dec 2013Leave a comment

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Latest Comments

23 May 2016 / Norbert Francis

Yes, this was an interesting study by Chang and Lu of bilingualism and perceptions of the ...

25 May 2015 / Ming-Yeh Rawnsley

I just want to echo Gary's comments and to alert to readers who may be interested in Routl...

24 May 2015 / Gary Rawnsley

Thanks for the inclusion, Jon. Readers may also be interested in the newly published Routl...

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