Chinese Lexicon

Chinese Lexicon

by Yip Po-Ching
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415151740

ISBN-13: 9780415151740

Pub. Date: 07/01/2000

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The Chinese Lexicon is a detailed study of the words and word combinations used in modern Chinese. Yip Po-Ching defines the general properties of a language's lexicon, or vocabulary, prior to a thorough discussion of the organizational features of the Chinese lexicon. Comparisons are made between Chinese and English, highlighting the similarities and

Overview

The Chinese Lexicon is a detailed study of the words and word combinations used in modern Chinese. Yip Po-Ching defines the general properties of a language's lexicon, or vocabulary, prior to a thorough discussion of the organizational features of the Chinese lexicon. Comparisons are made between Chinese and English, highlighting the similarities and differences between the two lexicons.

This fascinating work examines the relationships between word and meanings, and demonstrates the ability of language to combine continuity and change. It surpasses the scope of a dictionary and reveals the systematic nature of vocabulary. Features include:

  • a wealth of language examples
  • clear comparisons between Chinese and English
  • Chinese characters and pinyin romanization throughout
  • a comprehensive index.

The Chinese Lexicon surpasses the scope of a dictionary and reveals the systematic nature of vocabulary. It will prove an invaluable resource for all students and teachers of Chinese.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415151740
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/01/2000
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.06(d)

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1The Phonological Make-up of the Chinese Lexicon

Chapter 2 The Graphetic Composition of the Chinese Lexicon

Chapter 3 Morphological Features of the Chinese Lexicon

Chapter 4 Syntactic Features of the Chinese Lexicon

Chapter 5 Phonaesthetic Features of the Chinese Lexicon

Chapter 6 Rhetorical Features of the Chinese Lexicon

Chapter 7 Sense Relations of the Chinese Lexicon

Chapter 8 Cultural and Socio-Political Features of the Chinese Lexicon

Chapter 9 Loanwords in the Chinese Lexicon

Appendix Intra- and Inter-lexical Strategies of the Chinese and English lexicons.

Bibliography

Index

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