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The Languages of China [NOOK Book]

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"In producing a book on China as a linguistic area, the ideal is a comprehensive and accurate account that places China's linguistic diversity in a meaningful historical, geographical, and social context. Ramsey has succeeded admirably in achieving this end."--Jerome L. Packard, The Journal of Asian Studies". . . a unique and brilliant work. . . . Ramsey integrates nearly all of the gains of modern research on the Chinese language and skillfully presents the results in a concise, interesting, and comprehensible manner."--Charles N. Li, American
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Overview

"In producing a book on China as a linguistic area, the ideal is a comprehensive and accurate account that places China's linguistic diversity in a meaningful historical, geographical, and social context. Ramsey has succeeded admirably in achieving this end."--Jerome L. Packard, The Journal of Asian Studies". . . a unique and brilliant work. . . . Ramsey integrates nearly all of the gains of modern research on the Chinese language and skillfully presents the results in a concise, interesting, and comprehensible manner."--Charles N. Li, American Anthropologist". . . I find The Languages of China a pleasure in virtually all respects. It is extremely easy to read, full of useful information, and beautifully produced."--Victor H. Mair, Pacific Affairs

This is a linguistic survey, history, and geography of the dialects and linguistic differences within the Chinese state and locales where Chinese is spoken.

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Editorial Reviews

American Anthropologist
. . . a unique and brilliant work. . . . Ramsey integrates nearly all of the gains of modern research on the Chinese language and skillfully presents the results in a concise, interesting, and comprehensible manner.
— Charles N. Li
Pacific Affairs
. . . I find The Languages of China a pleasure in virtually all respects. It is extremely easy to read, full of useful information, and beautifully produced.
— Victor H. Mair
The Journal of Asian Studies
In producing a book on China as a linguistic area, the ideal is a comprehensive and accurate account that places China's linguistic diversity in a meaningful historical, geographical, and social context. Ramsey has succeeded admirably in achieving this end.
— Jerome L. Packard
Danny Reviews
[This] is a volume that provides a feeling of depth while still being accessible to the general reader: I recommend it to anyone at all interested in Chinese history or comparative linguistics.
The Journal of Asian Studies - Jerome L. Packard
In producing a book on China as a linguistic area, the ideal is a comprehensive and accurate account that places China's linguistic diversity in a meaningful historical, geographical, and social context. Ramsey has succeeded admirably in achieving this end.
American Anthropologist - Charles N. Li
. . . a unique and brilliant work. . . . Ramsey integrates nearly all of the gains of modern research on the Chinese language and skillfully presents the results in a concise, interesting, and comprehensible manner.
Pacific Affairs - Victor H. Mair
. . . I find The Languages of China a pleasure in virtually all respects. It is extremely easy to read, full of useful information, and beautifully produced.
From the Publisher

"In producing a book on China as a linguistic area, the ideal is a comprehensive and accurate account that places China's linguistic diversity in a meaningful historical, geographical, and social context. Ramsey has succeeded admirably in achieving this end."--Jerome L. Packard, The Journal of Asian Studies

". . . a unique and brilliant work. . . . Ramsey integrates nearly all of the gains of modern research on the Chinese language and skillfully presents the results in a concise, interesting, and comprehensible manner."--Charles N. Li, American Anthropologist

". . . I find The Languages of China a pleasure in virtually all respects. It is extremely easy to read, full of useful information, and beautifully produced."--Victor H. Mair, Pacific Affairs

"[This] is a volume that provides a feeling of depth while still being accessible to the general reader: I recommend it to anyone at all interested in Chinese history or comparative linguistics."--Danny Reviews

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940022962178
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Digitized from 1987 volume
  • File size: 3 KB

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  • Posted August 18, 2011

    No free lunch!

    I have a print version of this book and was excited to know there is a free Nook version. But there are only 2 pages in total in this e-book, the title page and page 96. I am willing to spend money for this e-book but won't pay a penny for a 2-page book. Is this a joke?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2012

    Interestiing

    I haven't known until now the interesting language of them

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  • Posted March 21, 2012

    You're kidding? The Nook version is 2 pages? Come on!!

    You're kidding? The Nook version is 2 pages? Come on!!

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