Chinese: A Comprehensive Grammar / Edition 1

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Chinese: A Comprehensive Grammar is a complete reference guide to Chinese grammar. It presents a fresh and accessible description of the language, concentrating on the real patterns of use in modern Chinese.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415150316
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/28/2004
  • Series: Routledge Comprehensive Grammars Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 440
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Yip Po-Ching was Lecturer in Chinese at Leeds University, and Don Rimmington is Emeritus Professor of Chinese formerly at Leeds University.

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Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations
1 Nouns and Nominalisations 1
2 Numerals and Measures 17
3 Pronouns, Pronominals and Pro-words 47
4 Adjectives and Attributives and Predicatives 58
5 Attributives other than Adjectives 76
6 Action Verbs 88
7 Action Verbs and Time 112
8 Action Verbs and Locations 124
9 Adverbials 138
10 Complements 150
11 Coverbs 159
12 [actual symbol not reproducible] ba Constructions 200
13 The Passive Voice and [actual symbol not reproducible] bei Constructions 209
14 Chain Constructions 226
15 The Verb [actual symbol not reproducible] shi 243
16 The Verb [actual symbol not reproducible] you 258
17 Verbs that Take Verbal or Clausal Objects 269
18 Modal Verbs 278
19 Telescopic Constructions 290
20 Narration, Description, Exposition and Evaluation 296
21 [actual symbol not reproducible] le-Expositor Sentences 315
22 Conjunctions and Conjunctives 328
23 Interrogative Sentences 347
24 Imperatives and Exclamations 359
25 Abbreviations and Omissions 373
26 Prosodic Features 379
27 Stylistic Consideration in Syntactic Constructions 392
Bibliography 405
Index 408
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