Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar: A Practical Guide (Modern Grammars)

ISBN-13: 9780415827140
ISBN-10: 0415827140
Edition: 2
Author: Claudia Ross
Publication date: 2014
Publisher: Routledge
Format: Paperback 430 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780415827140
ISBN-10: 0415827140
Edition: 2
Author: Claudia Ross
Publication date: 2014
Publisher: Routledge
Format: Paperback 430 pages

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Acknowledged authors Claudia Ross wrote Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar: A Practical Guide (Modern Grammars) comprising 430 pages back in 2014. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0415827140 and 9780415827140. Since then Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar: A Practical Guide (Modern Grammars) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 23.69 or rent at the marketplace.

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Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar provides an innovative reference guide to Mandarin Chinese, combining traditional and function-based grammar in a single volume.

The Grammar is divided into two parts. Part A covers traditional grammatical categories such as phrase order, nouns, verbs and specifiers. Part B is carefully organized around language functions and notions such as:

  • Communication strategies
  • Making comparisons
  • Giving and seeking information
  • Expressing apologies, regrets and sympathies

The two parts of the Grammar are closely linked by extensive cross-references, providing a grammatical and functional perspective on many patterns. All grammar points and functions are richly illustrated with examples, with a strong focus on contemporary usage.

Main features of the grammar include:

  • Examples given in simplified characters, traditional characters and romanization (pinyin)
  • Clear explanations and accessible descriptions
  • Particular attention to areas of particular difficulty for learners of Mandarin Chinese

Implementing feedback from users of the first edition of the Grammar, this second edition has been revised throughout to offer expanded explanations, examples, cross-referencing, and indexing and brand new chapters on aspect, resultative verbs, directional verbs and "ba" sentences.

This is the ideal reference grammar for learners of Mandarin Chinese at all levels, from elementary to advanced. No prior knowledge of grammatical terminology is assumed and a glossary of grammatical terms is provided. This Grammar is accompanied by the Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar Workbook (978-0-415-83488-9; available for separate purchase) which features related exercises and activities.

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