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Meaning and syntax in spoken Mandarin

Jeroen Wiedenhof

Meaning and syntax in spoken Mandarin

by Jeroen Wiedenhof

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Published by Research School CNWS in Leiden, The Netherlands .
Written in English

    Places:
  • China,
  • Beijing.,
  • Tianjin.
    • Subjects:
    • Mandarin dialects -- Semantics.,
    • Mandarin dialects -- Syntax.,
    • Mandarin dialects -- China -- Beijing.,
    • Mandarin dialects -- China -- Tianjin.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementJeroen Wiedenhof.
      SeriesCNWS publications,, vol. 29, CNWS publications ;, no. 29.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPL1893 .W54 1995
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxiv, 118 p. ;
      Number of Pages118
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL437679M
      ISBN 10907378235X
      LC Control Number98147608

      This book is for learners of Cantonese who aim to take their knowledge of the language beyond the phrase-book level. While our Cantonese: A Comprehensive Grammar was designed as a reference book, Basic Cantonese is more pedagogical in orientation. It highlights the key building blocks of sentence structure, leaving details of grammar and usage File Size: 1MB. hundreds of thousands of books appear, and clearly each of them is new. If it were the same as a previously published book this would be considered a breach of copyright! However, no native speaker of the language experiences trouble understanding them (apart from technical books). It might be far fetched, though, to speak of an entire book as File Size: 1MB.

      None of them are very good, but they are okay, I guess, but if I were you, given your knowledge, I would go out and look for Cantonese materials in Mandarin, for Mandarin speakers, because here is the thing, when you are using an English book, the English book for English speakers has to explain every single Chinese-type concept for the benefit. Analysis of Language. Linguists divide the study of spoken language into two categories--phonology and grammar. Phonology is the study of sounds. Grammar is how the sounds are used to make sense.. Phonology. The smallest unit of sound that can be altered to change the meaning of a word is called a English, for example, the words gin, kin, pin, sin, .

      A discourse analysis of temporal markers in written and spoken Mandarin Chinese: the interaction of semantics, syntax, and pragmatics.   I assume I am being asked to answer this question because I learnt both Mandarin and French as a second language and I write/speak both fairly fluently. I'll answer in spite of the fact that I no longer use Quora actively, because I'm willing to h.


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