Chinese: An Essential Grammar

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Routledge, Aug 10, 2005 - Foreign Language Study - 240 pages
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First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
 

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Contents

Preface
Introduction
Nouns Introduction 1 Nouns
Numerals and nouns
Measures for nouns
personal demonstrative and interrogative 5 Adjectives and attributives
Verbs Introduction
Adjectival and nominal predicates the verb sh
Sentences Introduction
Statements and the sentence particle
Questions
Subject and predicate topic and comment
Prepositions and coverbs
Bă and bi constructions 21 Serial constructions
Emphasis and the intensifier sh
Abbreviation and omission

The verb yu comparisons 8 Verbs and aspect markers
Motion verbs and direction indicators
Verbs and time
Verbs and location
duration and frequency
Verbs and complements
Verbs and adverbials
Modal and similar verbs
conjunctions and conjunctives
Exclamations and interjections appositions and apostrophes
Glossary of Grammatical Terms
Glossary of Chinese Characters
Further Reading
Index
Copyright

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About the author (2005)

Don Rimmington is Emeritus Professor of Chinese formerly at Leeds University.

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