Chinese: An Essential Grammar

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Taylor & Francis, Dec 5, 1996 - Foreign Language Study - 240 pages
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Chinese: An Essential Grammar is a clear and concise reference guide to modern Chinese (Mandarin) grammar. It presents a fresh and accessible description of the language, focusing on the real patterns of use in today's Chinese. The grammar is the ideal reference source for the learner and user of Chinese. It is suitable for either independent study or for students in schools, colleges, universities and adult classes of all types. The book sets out the complexities of Chinese in short, readable sections. Explanations are clear and free from jargon. Throughout, the emphasis is on Chinese as used by native speakers today. Features include: copious examples to illustrate language points detailed contents list and index for easy access to information two glossaries: one of grammatical terms and one of Chinese characters

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

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