Mandarin Chinese: A Functional Reference Grammar by Charles N. Li (PDF)


Ebook Info

  • Published: 2006
  • Number of pages: 720 pages
  • Format: PDF
  • File Size: 15.93 MB
  • Authors: Charles N. Li


This reference grammar provides, for the first time, a description of the grammar of Mandarin Chinese, the official spoken language of China and Taiwan, in functional terms, focusing on the role and meanings of word-level and sentence-level structures in actual conversations.

User’s Reviews

Editorial Reviews: Review “Li and Thompson’s book. . . is clearly ordered and convenient to consult.”–“Journal of the American Oriental Society About the Author Charles N. Li is Professor of Linguistics and Chairperson, Linguistics Department, University of California, Santa Barbara. Sandra A. Thompson is Professor of Linguistics, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Reviews from Amazon users which were colected at the time this book was published on the website:

⭐I’m not a speaker or student of Chinese but instead got this book to understand Chinese from a broad-based grammatical, linguistic and typological perspective; understand the ways in which Chinese dramatically differs from the European languages I’m more intimately familiar. This is because every example is provided in Pinyin romanization rather than Chinese characters so it does not require understanding the Chinese written language, as well as being thoroughly glossed using standardized linguistic glossing techniques. Excellent survey of this fascinating language.

⭐Provides definitive analysis on how to use hundreds of grammar points and exceptions to the rules. A rare find. Essential for any linguists or high level students of Chinese.

⭐this is a standard grammar book. although many of the points made in the book have been challenged, the insights made by the authors are still quite enlightening. it would be nice to have a completely updated edition of it though.

⭐the book is actually brand new. But the problem with the very thin paper packaging caused the top corner of the book got squizzed and wavy. a bit disappointed. The other book that I ordered came in a good box, well-protected and not a bit scratch. The store should take care of the book packaging carefully.

⭐I bought this “Functional Reference Grammar” just because I wanted to own one concise grammar with plenty of examples and clear explanations of some complicated chinese grammar parts. It was a big surprised when I found out that in Chinese grammar book are no Chinese characters. It is quite obvious it makes the book nearly useless because Chinese language cannot exist without Chinese characters. I didn’t explore the book anymore and I do higly recommend “Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar” by Claudia Ross.

⭐Easy to use grammar guide for mandarin Chinese.

⭐Don’t know what to say, did not get the book…

⭐Almost new! We like it very much!

⭐As a serious linguist, who only reads pinyin (not characters), this book is an invaluable companion to an in-depth study of the Chinese language

⭐Este es un libro para quienes quieren saber el ‘por qué’ de las construcciones chinas, y, en ese sentido es más útil que otros que se limitan a enumerarlas. También son muy útiles las traducciones literales palabra-por-palabra que ofrece bajo los ejemplos chinos, sobre todo para acercarse un poco más a lo que realmente ‘se dice’ en mandarín (que tiene poco que ver con lo que resulte más o menos equivalente decir en inglés en una situación paralela). Sin embargo, la cobertura de fenómenos gramaticales abordados es limitada, las ‘explicaciones’ no siempre son tales, la terminología es un tanto sui generis, el marco teórico, lógicamente, ha envejecido desde 1981, y he podido comprobar que los hechos en los que descansa son a veces cuestionados por otros hablantes nativos de mandarín. En resumen, me parece un libro recomendable, pero siempre que se coteje lo que en él se afirma con lo que otras gramáticas dicen sobre el tema correspondiente. Como única gramática del chino, no es suficiente (cosa que, desde luego, también se aplica al resto de sus competidoras más recientes).

⭐The book is in good condition. A note to whose who wanna learn Chinese as a foreign language: this book is not introducing fundamental grammars for learners. It is a reference for linguists.




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