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Title The Routledge encyclopedia of the Chinese language / edited by Chan Sin-wai ; assisted by James Minett and Florence Li Wing Yee
Published Oxon : Routledge, 2016


Description 1 online resource (xxxviii, 790 pages)
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS; List of Tables; List of Figures; List of Consultant Editors; List of Contributors; The Chinese Language: The Global, Historical, and Linguistic Aspects; Acknowledgements; 1 Ancient Chinese; 2 Cantonese; 3 Cantonese Romanization; 4 Chinese Characters; 5 Chinese Idioms; 6 Chinese Language and National Identity; 7 Chinese Language Education: Teacher Training; 8 Chinese Language in a Global Context; 9 Chinese Language Pedagogy; 10 Chinese Linguistics; 11 Chinese Linguistics: Pragmatics; 12 Chinese Linguistics: Semantics; 13 Chinese Morphology
14 Chinese Neologisms: Word-formation Strategies in Chinese15 Chinese: Parts of Speech; 16 Chinese Proverbs and Popular Sayings; 17 Chinese Psycholinguistics; 18 Chinese Rhetoric; 19 Chinese Slang; 20 Chinese Syntax; 21 Chinese Taboo; 22 Chinese Xiehouyu; 23 Classical Chinese; 24 Computational Linguistics; 25 Corpus-based Study of Chinese; 26 Elastic Words in Chinese; 27 Hakka Dialect; 28 Hanyu Pinyin; 29 Hong Kong Sign Language; 30 Lexicography; 31 Lexicography in the Contemporary Period; 32 Loanwords; 33 Mandarin; 34 Mandarin and Other Sinitic Languages
35 Metaphor in Chinese: Cognition, Culture, and Society36 Modern Chinese: Written Chinese; 37 Poetic Prosody; 38 Psycholinguistics: Reading Chinese; 39 Semantic Change in Chinese; 40 Standard Chinese; 41 Syntax; 42 Wade-Giles Romanization System; Index
Summary The Routledge Encyclopedia of the Chinese Language will truly meet the academic, linguistic and pedagogical needs of those who are interested in the Chinese language in different capacities and for different reasons, such as Sinologists, Chinese linguists, and teachers and learners of Chinese as a second language. The Encyclopedia includes research on the changing landscape of the Chinese language by 66 eminent academics in the field; from research on oracle bone and bronze inscriptions, to Chinese language acquisition, to the language of the mass media. This reference will be the most up to date and authoritative on the market; it will offer an a guide to shifts over time in thinking about the Chinese language as well as providing an overview of contemporary themes, debates and research interests. The editors and contributors are assisted by an editorial board comprised of the best and most experienced sinologists world-wide. The referenceincludes an introduction, written by the editor, which places the assembled texts in their historical and intellectual context. The Routledge Encyclopedia of the Chinese Language is destined to be valued by scholars and students as a vital research resource
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from pdf title page (EBSCO, viewed on February 8, 2022)
Subject Chinese language -- Encyclopedias
Chinese philology -- Encyclopedias
Chinese characters -- Encyclopedias
Chinese language -- Acquisition
FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY -- Southeast Asian Languages.
Chinese characters
Chinese language
Chinese language -- Acquisition
Chinese philology
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
Author Chan, Sin-wai, editor.
Li Wing Yee, Florence, editor.
Minett, James W., editor.
ISBN 9781317382492