A History of the Chinese Language

A History of the Chinese Language

by Hongyuan Dong

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ISBN-13: 9780415660402
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/29/2014
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 218
Product dimensions: 6.75(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Hongyuan Dong is Assistant Professor of Chinese Language and Linguistics at The George Washington University, USA.

Table of Contents

Preface. List of tables List of figures 1. A Walk Through Time: General Introduction 2. A Tale of Two Tribes: Prehistory 3. Thus Spake Confucius: Sounds of Old Chinese 4. Poetically they dwelt: Sounds of Middle Chinese 5. Marco Polo’s Phrasebook: Sounds of Early Modern Chinese 6. Philosophy and History: Classical Chinese 7. Literature and Religion: Vernacular Writing 8. In Other Words: vocabulary change 9. One for all: Modern Standard Chinese 10. Celebration of Diversity: Modern Chinese Dialects 11. The Legend of Cangjie: Chinese characters References Appendices I-V Index

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